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**MEDIA ADVISORY**
Major investment in Ohio’s infrastructure continues
This construction season includes $2.3 billion-worth of work
COLUMBUS (Monday, March 27, 2017)Another near-record construction season is underway across Ohio. This year, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will invest $2.3 billion into the state’s roads and bridges, just shy of the $2.4 billion record investments made in 2014 and 2015. This construction season will include 1,098 projects, 26 valued at more than $10 million.
 
Join ODOT District 8 at a Construction Kick-Off event at Rivers Crossing Community Church in Mason, Ohio to learn about projects that will benefit local communities and impact motorists. Projects include the Interstate 71/Western Row Road interchange, the I-71/Martin Luther King Drive interchange and various projects on I-75.
 
WHO:       District Construction Administrator Daniel P. Mendel
      Warren County Engineer Neil Tunison
 
WHAT:    2017 ODOT Construction Kick-off
 
WHEN:    March 30, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
 
WHERE: Rivers Crossing Community Church, 5937 Kings Island Drive, Mason, Ohio
 
 
 
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For more information, contact: ODOT Press Secretary Matt Bruning, (614) 466-6906, matt.bruning@dot.ohio.gov, ODOT District 8 Communications Office, Brian Cunningham, (513) 933-6517, brian.cunningham@dot.ohio.gov, or Liz Lyons, (513) 933-6534 elizabeth.lyons@dot.ohio.gov