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Ohio Department of Transportation

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Signs of Change: ODOT to Kick Off 2007 Construction Season
Department Focuses on Partnerships and Safety
 

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will kick off its 2007 construction season in conjunction with National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week. This years work includes more than 80 major highway projects that will help upgrade Ohios infrastructure system. Several major multi-year improvement projects will wrap up this construction season as well.

 WHAT:           ODOT Director James Beasley will hold a ceremonial Statewide Kickoff on Wednesday, April 4. Event details are below. ODOT District Offices will be holding concurrent events.

 WHEN:           Wednesday, April 4 - 10:30 a.m. (Ceremonial Statewide Event)

WHO:             ODOT Director James Beasley, ODOT District Deputy Directors, representatives from the Federal Highway Administration and local safety partners including the Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Ohio Contractors Association.

WHERE:         Ceremonial Statewide Event will be held along Interstate 77 in the parking lot of the House of the Lord church at 1535 Frederick Blvd. Akron, Ohio. Exit number 130 from Interstate 77 (State Route 261 V. Odom Blvd.).

                        From I-77 northbound: Turn left at traffic signal at end of ramp onto Frederick Blvd. Travel approximately 0.1 miles. Parking lot is on the left with the church on the right.

From I-77 southbound: Turn left at traffic signal at end of ramp onto V. Odom Blvd. (SR 261). Travel approximately 0.2 miles to the next traffic signal and turn left onto Frederick Blvd. Travel approximately 0.3 miles, continuing through the traffic signal. The parking lot is on the left with the church on the right.