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Parts of U.S. 24, 30, 33 to get higher speed limits Sunday

Parts of U.S. 24, U.S. 30, U.S. 33 and Ohio 29 in northwest Ohio will be getting higher speed limits on Sunday, the Ohio Department of Transportation said today.

The increases, part of speed-limit hikes on more than 600 miles of highways in the state, are the result of legislation passed by the Ohio General Assembly earlier this year, the transportation department said in a statement.

The legislation increases speeds on rural divided highways to 60 mph, on rural expressways without traffic control signals to 65 mph and on rural freeways to 70 mph, the statement said.

In northwest Ohio:

  • U.S. 24 will be 65 mph from the Indiana border to Napoleon, and 70 mph from Napoleon to Waterville.
  • U.S. 30 will be 65 mph from the Indiana border to near Bucyrus, and 70 mph from there to Mansfield.
  • U.S. 33 will be 65 mph from Saint Marys to Wakaponeta.
  • Ohio 29 will be 65 mph from Celina to its junction with U.S. 33.