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ODOT Lays Out $3 Billion In Contracts

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July 26, 2013

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

Ohio 70 MPH Speed Limits Take Effect July 1st.

Darker lines designate areas of Ohio's Interstate Highway System where speed limits will be raised to 70 miles per hour beginning July 1st.
21, 2013

The Ohio Department of Transportation today unveiled a map designating sections of interstate where the new top speed limit will be 70 miles per hour. 570 miles of interstate highways, outside major cities, will allow drivers to travel faster.

ODOT Worker Killed In Tractor Trailer Crash

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An O-DOT worker was killed in a traffic crash this morning on I-71 in Delaware, Co.
April 22, 2013

An Ohio Department of Transportation worker was killed on I-71 NB this morning in Delaware.

ODOT Doubles Salt Usage

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The Ohio Department of Transportation doubled its salt usage compared to winter 2012. But officials say this year's usage is average.
25, 2013

After a mild winter in 2012, ODOT doubles its salt usage this year.

State Closing Rest Stop Information Centers

A rest area on the Ohio Turnpike in northern Ohio.
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.

ODOT Vendor Pleads Guilty To Bid Rigging Charges

Quattro, Inc. sells orange highway barrels and other traffic control equipment.
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

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.
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

Administrators with the Ohio Department of Transportation saying privatizing rest stops along state routes would help fill a $1.6 billion budget gap.
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.

Gas Tax Debate Weighs Heavily On Future Of ODOT

Former and current state lawmakers are offering different takes on raising the state's gas tax to help make up a funding deficit at the Ohio Department of Transportation.
15, 2012

Administrators with the Ohio Department of Transportation announced earlier this year that the agency was facing a $1.6 billion funding shortfall. But there’s far from a consensus over how to plug the budget pothole.

ODOT Moves Up Some Projects, But Delays And Frustration Remain

Despite being one of the major dangerous interchanges in the state, ODOT administrators say a statewide funding shortfall will delay some work on the I-70/I-71 interchange in downtown Columbus by 16 years.
7, 2012

An ODOT panel has voted to move up most major road projects that were delayed by several years, inclduing the I-70/I-71 overhaul. But officials know the new schedule likely will not satisfy communities that are depending on new roads.