Ohio to test variable work-zone speed limit signs

Ohio transportation officials say a new pilot program will use signs that reduce speed limits in some parts of construction zones while allowing traffic to travel at normal speeds elsewhere in those areas.
Associated Press
Sep 21, 2012

 

Ohio transportation officials say a new pilot program will use signs that reduce speed limits in some parts of construction zones while allowing traffic to travel at normal speeds elsewhere in those areas.

The Department of Transportation says the Variable Speed Limit program is meant to help protect workers and travelers while reducing congestion and crashes.

Signs with flashing beacons will light up to indicate reduced speed limits in parts of construction zones while workers are exposed to traffic. When workers are gone, the beacons will turn off.

The signs will be tested during road and bridge projects in Franklin, Lake, Lucas and Warren counties. The program is planned to go statewide next year.

ODOT says several other states use similar signs, but it's a first for Ohio.

Comments

Restless1

About time somebody is using their head.  We're tired of driving for a couple of miles at reduced speeds prior to coming upon an actual construction site or on days when nobody is working that site.

Darwin's choice

think of all the money the OSP will lose out on for "construction zone tickets".......it's about time!

Kimo

 

98 out of 100 don't slow down anyway, so you are talking about the 2 that do.................

 

WaterStreetCooncat

I wonder why they have a 25MPH sign for only under the Hayes Ave. subway. Other subways don't have that, and am I supposed to slow down for the 1 second I am under the train tracks?