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Contractors Worried About Funding For Road Projects

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The Obama administration has suggested a $300 billion plan to change corporate tax laws and close loopholes, but lawmakers could also dip into the treasury for short-term funding.
7:33AM
April
23, 2014

As road construction season gets underway in Ohio, some in the industry are worried about the flow of money from the federal government to help pay for the projects drivers will see next year.

ODOT To Revamp North Columbus Interchange

I-270 & US-23
The 2 1/2 year project looks to help vehicles entering and exiting I-270. The draft includes a half-mile, two-lane tunnel extending from I-270 to north of Flint Rd.
7:57AM
September
28, 2012

The state is adding two express lanes from I-270 to U.S. 23 North to reduce congestion and improve safety.

Statewide Texting Ban, Teen Rules Sent To Governor Kasich

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All drivers also would be banned from texting, though young drivers could more easily be pulled over for the offense.
6:48AM
May
15, 2012

Ohio teens could not use cellphones or other electronic devices while driving under a bill sent Tuesday to the governor.

Ohio Highway Patrol Calls Increase In Identity Theft Cases “Alarming”

12:00AM
August
15, 2010

The Ohio Highway Patrol says it has investigated 248 cases of identity fraud so far this year, compared to 114 incidents by this time in 2009. The cases involve fraudulent identification discovered by troopers during traffic stops and at driver license exam stations.

Hit-And-Run Driver Kills Construction Worker

12:00AM
July
14, 2010

Columbus Police continue their search of a hit and run driver who killed a road crew worker on I-70 Westbound early Wednesday morning. Some are raising safety questions about highway workers.

Safety Improvements to State Route 315 Include Drainage Work

12:00AM
November
27, 2009

While construction crews take a winter break, commuters on route 315 already benefit from traffic design improvements.

Two-Year Construction Project On Route 315 In Columbus Begins on Monday, June 15th

12:00AM
June
14, 2009

Construction on Route 315 in Columbus is scheduled to begin on Monday, June 15, 2009.

State Highway Cruisers Go Green With Solar Panels

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12:00AM
May 27, 2009

The Ohio Highway Patrol is going green by adding 5-watt solar panels to their fleet of 1150 patrol cruisers.

Police Search West Columbus For Escapee.

12:00AM
July
16, 2007

The Ohio Highway Patrol and Columbus Police are searching the city’s west side for an escaped murder suspect. The State Highway Patrol says Gerald Bullucks, 19, was last seen at 11:30 Sunday night at a mental health facility where he was being held.

Ohio Highway Patrol announces crackdown on dangerous driving

12:00AM
June
26, 2006

Ohio State Highway Patrol will team up with local law enforcement this summer to crack down on speeders and drivers under the influence. Officials hope the program will reduce traffic-related fatalities. In Central Ohio the increased highway patrol will be concentrated on the Interstate-270 Outerbelt.