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Current News Archive (2017-today)
12-20-2019 - Message boards to promote safety for the holidays
To promote safe driving, the Ohio Department of Transportation will display several messages aimed at some of the top factors in serious or deadly crashes....
11-26-2019 - Near-record Thanksgiving travel means busy roads
Ohio typically sees a 63-percent increase in traffic volume over the Thanksgiving holiday each year....
11-06-2019 - TRAC approves final list of major new projects
COLUMBUS - The Ohio Department of Transportation will invest $398 million into major-new projects over the next four years....
11-01-2019 - With clocks “falling back” -- drivers reminded to look out for pedestrians
From 2009-2018, 1,134 pedestrians were killed on Ohio roadways, with over 70% of those deaths happening at dawn, dusk or after dark....
10-28-2019 - ODOT announces nearly $105 million in grants for public transit
Public transportation agencies across the state will soon benefit from millions of dollars to help with operations and improve mobility throughout Ohio....
10-23-2019 - Ohio's first SmartLane officially opens in Columbus
The SmartLane is the left inside shoulder on eastbound I-670 and opens as an additional lane during peak times of traffic to relieve congestion....
10-10-2019 - TRAC approves draft list of major new projects
The Ohio Department of Transportation's Transportation Review Advisory Council (TRAC) approved nearly $398 million for construction and development of 20 projects focused on improving roadway capacit...
10-01-2019 - Ohio to celebrate International Walk To School Day
Students, parents, teachers and local community members are encouraged to celebrate International Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 2nd....
09-10-2019 - Ohio Wins USDOT Automated Driving Systems Grant
Ohio’s already prominent role in the development of self-driving vehicles took a major leap forward today with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s award of a $7.5 million grant to an Ohio-based t...
07-23-2019 - Ohio launches first wrong-way driver detector corridor
23 highway ramps in Cincinnati will be outfitted with 92 electronic signs....
07-12-2019 - ODOT seeking feedback for first-ever pedestrian and bicycle plan
Recent trends in safety, demographics, and demand have spurred the Ohio Department of Transportation to develop its first-ever policy plan for walking and biking....
06-27-2019 - Another near-record construction season in 2019
Boasting one of the largest network of roads and bridges in the nation, Ohio spent $2.07 billion on projects to maintain or replace roads and bridges across the state in 2019....
06-26-2019 - Ohio's highway safety program grows to third largest in the nation
Beginning this year, the Ohio Department of Transportation is investing a record $158 million annually into projects specifically aimed at making our roads safer....
06-25-2019 - Previously deferred maintenance projects back on schedule
Without the increased revenue, these projects likely would not have been completed and more costly major repair or replacement projects would have been required in the future....
06-24-2019 - ODOT Continues Severe Weather Cleanup, Future Transportation Projects to Continue as Scheduled
When Mother Nature is at her worst, the Ohio Department of Transportation is at its best....
04-16-2019 - Thousands of bicycle helmets going to children across Ohio
Nearly 9,000 bicycle helmets will be going to children across Ohio this spring thanks to the Put A Lid On It! campaign, a continued partnership between the Ohio Department of Transportation and the O...
04-15-2019 - Governor DeWine Announces Transportation Investment in Central Ohio
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced today that several Central Ohio transportation projects that were in jeopardy of cancellation are planned to move forward thanks to increased revenue that will be ...
02-01-2019 - Huge swing in temperatures provide prime conditions for potholes
We've gone from sub-zero temperatures to highs near 60 degrees in parts of Ohio within just a few days. Mix in some rain and snow and conditions are perfect for the formation of potholes....
01-19-2019 - ODOT ready for major winter storm this weekend
From several inches of snow to the potential for flooding rain, ODOT will be dealing with it all to keep you safe....
12-26-2018 - ODOT launches new truck parking information system
A new system being launched along three major Ohio highways will make it much easier for truck drivers to find safe parking....
12-20-2018 - Busy highways expected with record-levels of travelers
The last time Christmas fell on a Tuesday, 2012, Ohio roads experienced a 37 percent increase in traffic volume, according to Ohio Department of Transportation traffic count stations....
10-29-2018 - ODOT reminds motorists about importance of pedestrian safety with upcoming time change – clocks “falling back”
In 2017, 145 pedestrians were killed on Ohio roadways, with 78% of those deaths happening at dawn, dusk or after dark....
05-24-2018 - Poppy Garden Honors Ohioans Who Served In WWI
The memorial garden is planted at the I-70 EB rest area at the Clark/Madison Co line...
04-03-2018 - Distracted Driving Safety Corridor Launched
As the number of crashes in Ohio caused by distracted drivers continues to climb, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) have joined forces to create th...
04-03-2018 - ODOT preparing for another near-record construction season
This year, the Ohio Department of Transportation is investing $2.35 billion into nearly 1,000 projects that will preserve existing roads and bridges, enhance capacity, and improve safety....
01-25-2018 - TRAC approves funding for 12 projects
Twelve construction projects in Ohio will be getting additional funding from the Transportation Review Advisory Council (TRAC). The new funding commitments total $58.8 million....
01-18-2018 - Gov. Kasich Launches DriveOhio with Executive Order and Ohio Seeks Private Partners to Shape Autonomous, Connected Vehicles
DriveOhio, the new center for all things smart mobility in Ohio, is looking for business partners to help it advance an aggressive and unique plan to improve the collection and use of data from smart...
01-10-2018 - 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 Wednesday, January 24 at 10 a.m....
12-14-2017 - TRAC Approves Draft Project List
Ten major new projects with a total investment of $55 million received approval on Thursday....
11-21-2017 - Crowded Highways Expected for Thanksgiving Travel
Drivers urged to plan ahead and be patient...
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....
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