Licking County News

Speed limits on Route 310 under review


Pataskala City Council's street committee agreed June 16 to review the speed limit on Main Street (state Route 310) between Pataskala Ridge Drive Southwest and the south side of Ridgeview Drive.

John Gross of Stantec Engineering told the committee there is a discrepancy between the speed limit on the east and west sides of the road.

In the southbound lane, the speed limit is 35 mph between Pataskala Ridge Drive Southwest and Ridgeview Drive. It changes to 50 mph south of Ridgeview Drive.

In the northbound lanes, the speed limit is 50 mph between Ridgeview Drive and Pataskala Ridge Drive Southwest. It changes to 35 mph north of Pataskala Drive Southwest.

Gross suggested the city ask the Ohio Department of Transportation to complete a speed-limit study, which would provide the city with recommendations on aligning the speed limits on both sides of the road.

He mentioned a future development that has zoning approval to build six apartments per acre on 19.4 acres and a commercial development on another 7.4 acres on the east side of Main Street adjacent to the Pataskala cemetery.

The property is across the street from Pataskala Ridge Drive Southwest.

Attorney Connie Klema, who represents the owner of both apartment and commercial developments, Woodland Plaza Limited of Columbus, told the street committee having the same speed limit on both sides of the road would make sense.

Gross said the city could study the speed limit all the way to Sugar Mill Road, farther south.

City Councilman Bryan Lenzo, who is chairman of the street committee, said the city could start the assessment process and see what the state recommends.

Committee members Pat Sagar and Tim Hickin agreed.

Gross said he would report back to the committee with the findings.