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Current News Archive (2016-2017)
10-04-2017 - 200th Ohio Bridge Partnership Bridge Opens
The Ohio Bridge Partnership Program was created in 2013 to allow local governments to apply for state and federal funding to address bridges in need of major repairs or replacement....
06-29-2017 - Expect crowded highways over July 4th holiday
Traffic volumes on Ohio highways increase by about 13 percent during the holiday....
05-24-2017 - Memorial Day Travel Advisory 2017
The Memorial Day holiday is the unofficial start to summer and the beginning of the summer driving season. It’s also well into Ohio’s road construction busy-season which means holiday travelers will ...
05-15-2017 - Newest scenic byway revealed in north central Ohio
The Johnny Appleseed Historic Byway’s routes are State Route 39 from Loudonville, northwest through Perrysville and Lucas, and ending in Mansfield; and State Route 603 from Mifflin to Malabar Farm wh...
04-05-2017 - ODOT “going orange” for Work Zone Safety Awareness Week
The George V. Voinovich Bridge in Cleveland and the I-75 wall through downtown Dayton will be lit orange to mark National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week....
03-30-2017 - ODOT kicks off another near-record year of construction
A second-straight near-record construction season is underway across Ohio. This year, the Ohio Department of Transportation will invest $2.3 billion into the state’s roads and bridges, just shy of th...
03-23-2017 - Public invited to weigh in on the future of transportation in Ohio
The Ohio Department of Transportation is accepting public comments on the Statewide Transportation Improvement Plan (STIP) for 2018 to 2021....
01-25-2017 - TRAC to hold final vote on transportation project funding list
Ohio’s Transportation Review Advisory Council is scheduled to vote on the final list of major new transportation construction projects throughout Ohio on Wednesday, January 26 at 10 a.m....
12-21-2016 - Holiday travelers to see busy highways in Ohio
Ohio highways will be full of travelers for the holidays. Traffic volumes in Ohio increase an average of 37 percent for the Christmas holiday and 33 percent for New Year’s Day....
12-15-2016 - TRAC Votes to Accept Draft List
The Transportation Review Advisory Council (TRAC) has voted to accept the draft list of the Ohio Department of Transportation’s major new transportation projects for 2017....
11-30-2016 - Smart Mobility Corridor to Become Ohio’s First “Smart Road”
Gov. Kasich announces a $15 million investment to make a 35-mile stretch of U.S. 33 between Dublin and East Liberty into a real-world proving ground for autonomous and connected vehicles...
11-21-2016 - Thanksgiving weekend to see highest number of travelers in a decade
Thanksgiving is the holiday with the most travelers on the road each year and this year will be no exception. AAA is predicting 2 million Ohioans will be traveling at least 50 miles from home for the...
11-15-2016 - It’s Time to Start Talking about Ohio’s Growing Drugged Driving Problem
Drugged driving crashes up 25% over the last four years; Ohioans urged to talk with young people about the dangers of impaired driving...
09-01-2016 - Stay alert in construction zones this Labor Day weekend
Record traffic volumes expected...
08-23-2016 - ODOT asking Ohioans to help with pollinator program
With the drastic decline in the population of the monarch butterfly, the Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initiative (OPHI) is asking the public for their help in creating new habitats by collecting milkweed ...
06-30-2016 - ODOT Launches OHGO App
With nearly 2 million travelers expected this 4th of July weekend, ODOT is encouraging motorists to download the NEW OHGO app....
05-26-2016 - ODOT accepting TRAC project applications
Major new capacity program funding applications will be accepted through June 30, 2016....
05-25-2016 - ‘Click It or Ticket’ this Memorial Day Weekend
Ohio’s seat belt use among lowest of surrounding states...
04-22-2016 - Road crews, volunteers collect 400,000 bags of trash
ODOT to participate in the Great American Cleanup...
04-11-2016 - Motorists twice as likely as workers to be injured or killed in work zones
ODOT to host National Work Zone Awareness Week kickoff event...
03-29-2016 - ODOT’s 2016 Construction Season: Transportation for Today and Tomorrow
Projects to focus on safety, efficiency and economic impact...
01-28-2016 - TRAC Votes on Transportation Project Funding List
Seven construction projects in Ohio will be getting additional funding from the Transportation Review Advisory Council (TRAC). The new funding commitments total $58.6 million....
01-14-2016 - TRAC To Hold Final Vote on Transportation Project Funding List
Ohio’s Transportation Review Advisory Council (TRAC) is scheduled to vote on the final list of major new transportation construction projects throughout Ohio on Thursday, January 28 at 10 a.m....
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