I-77 Construction Zone Speed Limit Reduced, Police Increase Patrols
June 17, 2011 at 1:26 PM EST - Updated June 24 at 10:25 AM
Too often workers are seriously injured or even killed in construction zones when motorists are speeding, not paying attention or driving under the influence.
In response to recent dangerous incidents involving construction workers, the Ohio Department of Transportation will reduce the speed limit to 50 mph in the active work zones along I-77 between Valley Parkway and Pleasant Valley Road starting June 21, 2011, weather permitting.
The active work zone (when workers are present) may change locations daily and nightly along the north and southbound lanes of this stretch of highway. Therefore, the 50 mph speed limit will be enforced in the location of the active work zone.
Proper signage will be in place for awareness and law enforcement will heavily enforce the newly implemented speed limits.