Gov. John Kasich plans to sign a transportation bill that boosts Ohio's speed limit to 70 mph on rural interstate highways.
The governor is slated to ink the bill during an event Monday in Warrensville Heights, near Cleveland. He's also expected to highlight the legislation at a later stop in Columbus.
The two-year transportation budget measure sets in motion a $1.5 billion Ohio Turnpike bond sale. It guarantees 90 percent of bond proceeds will go to northern Ohio projects. Toll rates would be capped on E-ZPass users' car trips of 30 miles or less for 10 years.
Ohio motorists are seeing lower gas prices than a week ago.
A gallon of regular gas in Ohio was listed at an average of $3.56 in Monday's survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express. That's 14 cents less than last Monday's average of $3.70.
The national average for regular gas is about $3.63 per gallon, down about 4 cents from a week ago.
The Ohio average is 21 cents lower than at the same time last month, and 28 cents lower than the same time in 2012.