FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 26, 2010
ODOT Unveils New Online Technology Available to Motorists
Moving Ohio Into A Prosperous New World
Clayton, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 7 announced the latest online technology available to motorists at www.buckeyetraffic.org Friday. This website and the ITS system are designed to provide drivers with up to the minute traffic information before they get behind the wheel. Now motorists can access online speed sensors, dynamic message boards and traffic cameras by a simple click of the mouse.
The additions to the Buckeye Traffic website allow Dayton area motorists access to current speeds of traffic on I-75, I-70, I-675, US 35, SR 4 and SR 49. An online speed ledger shows that green areas are traveling 50 mph or faster, yellow areas are traveling 26 to 49 mph and red areas are traveling 25 mph or slower. Motorists can also see emergency detours or estimated destination arrival times by viewing dynamic message signs online.
“This technology allows drivers to see any traffic concerns before they get behind the wheel,” said Rex Dickey, District 7 Deputy Director.
Once motorists are on the road they will still have access to up to the minute traffic reports by tuning in to ODOT’s Highway Advisory Radio stations (1630 or 1700) on the AM dial.
“District 7 is the first in Ohio to provide all of these tools to motorists, and we are excited to continue our commitment to the traveling public through state of the art technology,” said Dickey. The latest traffic information is available 24 hours a day at www.buckeyetraffic.org.
For more information contact:
Mandi Abner, Public Information Officer (937) 497-6820