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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 Gets Zero Bids On Salt Plan For Local Communities

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Ohio has used more than 880,000 tons of salt since the start of this unusually cold and snowy winter. That doesn't include the salt used by local governments on local roads.
8:31AM
February
17, 2014

The department wanted to buy 150,000 tons of salt for communities and then have them to return the salt after they replenish their supplies. But no salt companies bid in the 10-day window that ended Friday.

Overhauled Ramps Should Ease Downtown Commute

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Traffic around the I-71/I-670 interchange often slowed to a crawl with many on-ramps and off-ramps closed for two years. The ramps reopened on Monday.
5:46AM
November
12, 2013

Aside from an overnight snow, the commute into downtown Columbus should be easier Tuesday morning with the reopening of several on-ramps and off-ramps.

ODOT Lays Out $3 Billion In Contracts

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10:47AM
July 26, 2013

The Ohio Department of Transportation has released a draft transportation plan for new projects in early every part of the state.

Crashes Shut Down Interstates Around Ohio

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Interstate 71 north of Columbus reopened after crashes were cleared away
6:51PM
February
16, 2013

Crashes on interstate highways east and north of Columbus Saturday caused big delays before both routes were able to reopen.

State Closing Rest Stop Information Centers

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A rest area on the Ohio Turnpike in northern Ohio.
7:58AM
January
28, 2013

The state is eliminating 34 jobs staffing 11 information centers along Ohio’s interstate highways and one on at the Statehouse in Columbus.

New ODOT Website Helps Show The Way

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Information gathered at ODOT's traffic control center will automatically appear on its new website.
3:19PM
January
15, 2013

The Ohio Department of Transportation has unveiled a new web tool to help drivers avoid traffic jams and road closures.

ODOT Vendor Pleads Guilty To Bid Rigging Charges

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Quattro, Inc. sells orange highway barrels and other traffic control equipment.
8:27AM
December
19, 2012

The charges against Cincinnati-based Quattro, Inc. will bring the first criminal antitrust convictions in Ohio in 30 years.

ODOT To Revamp North Columbus Interchange

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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.

Rest Stop Privatization Meets Opposition From Business Owners

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Administrators with the Ohio Department of Transportation saying privatizing rest stops along state routes would help fill a $1.6 billion budget gap.
7:27AM
August
9, 2012

The proposal to turn state-owned rest stops into privately-operated travel plazas is finally getting some attention…just not the kind state leaders had hoped for.