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Speed Limit Reduction In Ontario Not Ready To Take Effect

Story By: Greg Heindel



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  Original Published: 9/25/2013

The speed limit along two stretches of road in Ontario will soon be reduced from 50 to 45.

City council voted last week to ask the Ohio Department of Transportation to give its final approval to the speed limit reduction on Park Avenue West between Lexington-Springmill Road and Ohio 309, then down to Rock Road.

The speed limit reduction from 50 to 45 also involves the section of Ohio 309 from Rudy Road to Ohio 314.

Ontario Police Chief Rodney Smith says both sections have had many car accidents over the years, and the goal of the speed limit reduction is to cut the number, and severity of crashes.

 The stretch of Ohio 309 between Rock and Rudy Roads will remain at 35 miles-per-hour. Ontario city officials do not know how long it will take for ODOT to approve the change, then to order and install new speed limit signs.

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