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Ohio motorists could soon be driving a little faster on some state routes, as changes are being proposed to the state’s transportation budget.

The Senate is considering amendments to the budget that could increase the speed limit from 55 to 60 mph on two-lane state routes outside of cities and villages.

Chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, Senator Stephanie Kunzi, says that this is something constituents have requested, but they are waiting to hear back from ODOT before including it in the bill.

The budget would also address rail safety, requiring Wayside detectors to be installed every 10 to 15 miles and reviewing best practices for several other railroad track detectors.

The Senate is accepting amendment proposals until Tuesday at noon before voting on the transportation budget to the Senate floor.

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