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Speed Limit Reduced on U.S. 33 in Marysville
MARYSVILLE (James Jackson) -- People in Marysville will now have to slow down a bit more on the highway, after city leaders called for a change. Officials there requested that the speed limit on U.S. 33 be reduced from 70 miles per hour to 65. Crews spent Monday putting up the 65 mile per hour signs.
Minerva Minthorn owns the Amish Heritage Country Market, just off of 33. She says she sees people fly by her store all of the time, making it dangerous for pedestrians. "When people get off the freeway just up here. They might not have the mindset of slowing down and that they might be going faster getting off the freeway," Minthorn said.
Many rural stretches of U.S. and state routes recently changed their speed limits to 70. Marysville city leaders requested speeds be reduced to 65 to encourage drivers to slow down, when getting off the highway. Paula Irick disagrees with the change. She drives 33 from Bellefontaine to Columbus everyday. "70 miles per hour is perfectly fine. It has been proven all over the state that 70 miles per hour is fine. I don't know why they're lowering back down," Irick said.
If you plan on driving 33, you'll see 65 mile per hour signs now stretching on for 5 exits. The speed limit goes back to 70 on either side of the Marysville city limits.
The city of Marysville was the first municipality to request a reduced speed limit. But, it's not the only one. The Village of South Vienna, in Clark County, has requested a speed study for a portion of U.S. 40.