Speed Limit Lowered On Stretch Of County Road

A stretch of a county road just west of Findlay is getting a lower speed limit.

Hancock County Engineer Doug Cade says the Ohio Department of Transportation has approved the reduction of the speed limit to 45 miles per hour on County Road 9 from State Route 12 to 0.8 miles south at the bridge over Aurand Run in Liberty Township near Liberty Benton Schools.

He says all county and township roads are 55 miles per hour by default.

Cade says the new, lower speed limit is a result of a Traffic Speed Study conducted by the Hancock County Engineer’s Office and approved by the Hancock County Commissioners and ODOT due to the increased traffic volume, future traffic patterns, speeds and accident data for the area.

The new speed limit will not affect the School Zone Speed of 20 miles per hour during restricted school hours.

The new speed limit will go into effect on Tuesday.

Cade says this is the 14th reduced speed zone in the county.