It will be a slower go on I-76 from the Summit County line through Medina County for the next year.
Christine Myers of of the Ohio Transportation Department District Three says the speed limit will be reduced from 65 to 55 miles an hour until at least late 2013 due to the planned highway construction and the narrow median on that stretch of the interstate.
The speed limit has already been reduced to 45 miles an hour in construction zones in the eastbound lanes of I-76 through the late fall or early winter.
Myers says construction on the eastbound lanes, now in progress, should be complete by the end of this year.
That construction project has narrowed traffic to one lane eastbound from the Route 94 exit to past the Route 261 ramps.