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Interchange projects become Oklahoma DOT’s largest awarded contract of all time

Wayne Grayson - Dec 18, 2014

Interchange projects become Oklahoma DOT’s largest awarded contract of all time

The reconstruction of two interchanges on Interstate 35 in Norman has generated the single largest construction contract ever awarded by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. The department awarded the contract to Sherwood Construction Company of Tulsa with a $71 million base ...

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Ohio latest state to ban ET-Plus Guardrail system

Brian Ethridge - Nov 05, 2014

Ohio latest state to ban ET-Plus Guardrail system

The Ohio Department of Transportation is the latest to suspend the purchase of ET-Plus Guardrail End Terminals manufactured by Trinity Highway Products, LLC. Ohio has removed them from a state-approved list of products used on the state's roadways. Ohio isn't the ...

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Volunteers wanted: Oregon to test mileage tax

Brian Ethridge - Oct 31, 2014

Volunteers wanted: Oregon to test mileage tax

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) seeks 5,000 volunteer drivers to test a pay-as-you-drive road tax. If the trial program is successful, a mileage tax could become a replacement for the current gas tax. Anyone who would like to volunteer for the ...

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More states ban ET-Plus guardrail system

Brian Ethridge - Oct 24, 2014

More states ban ET-Plus guardrail system

The list of state department of transportations to have removed the controversial guardrail end-terminal model (ET-Plus) from its approved highway-products list continues to grow. Ten states (and counting)  have now removed the model, including Vermont, Hawaii, Colorado, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New ...

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Ohio to start largest single construction project in state history

Brian Ethridge - Sep 24, 2014

Ohio to start largest single construction project in state history

The Portsmouth Gateway Group is set to begin building the largest single construction project the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has ever seen. Construction won't be cheap - it'll cost around $429 million to construct the entire Portsmouth Bypass, which is a 16-mile, ...

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Oklahoma Legislature cuts transportation budget by $28.5 million

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 04, 2014

Oklahoma Legislature cuts transportation budget by $28.5 million

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) will experience $28.5 million in cuts in its fiscal year 2015 budget, Tulsa World reports. The cuts amount to a 5.5-percent reduction -- a loss of about $11 million in revenue from gas taxes. The total ...

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Ohio DOT moves forward on $331 million Opportunity Corridor

Amanda Bayhi - May 31, 2014

Ohio DOT moves forward on $331 million Opportunity Corridor

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is one step closer to beginning work on the Cleveland Opportunity Corridor project, which will connect Interstate 490 to University Circle. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently approved the environmental impact statement for the $331.3 ...

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Oregon DOT seeks account managers for pilot user fee program

Amanda Bayhi - May 29, 2014

Oregon DOT seeks account managers for pilot user fee program

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is seeking vendors to run its Road Usage Charge program, AASHTO Journal reports. The voluntary pilot program, which uses a per-mile charge instead of the gas tax, is slated to begin July 1, 2015. The Oregon ...

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VIDEO: Illinois, Oregon DOTs aim to protect workers in highway construction zones

Amanda Bayhi - May 13, 2014

VIDEO: Illinois, Oregon DOTs aim to protect workers in highway construction zones

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) have each implemented new strategies to improve safety in highway construction zones. Related: Did you participate in National Work Zone Awareness Week? IDOT cracking down on work zone speeding ...

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Ohio DOT to begin largest construction season ever with 936 projects totaling $2.5 billion

Wayne Grayson - Apr 22, 2014

Ohio DOT to begin largest construction season ever with 936 projects totaling $2.5 billion

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has announced that the 2014 construction season will be its largest ever. ODOT says the season is made up of 936 projects statewide totaling $2.5 billion. Most of the funding will come from the Ohio ...

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Oklahoma DOT looks to Caltrans for bridge assessment advice

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 22, 2014

Oklahoma DOT looks to Caltrans for bridge assessment advice

Bridges across the nation are aging, with many now well past their projected life spans. Oklahoma’s bridges are among those aging structures. In the "Better Bridges 2013 Bridge Inventory," Better Roads reported that 14 percent of the state’s 7,664 bridges were either ...

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PHOTOS: Ohio DOT’s plow operators share their extreme winter weather stories

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 31, 2014

PHOTOS: Ohio DOT’s plow operators share their extreme winter weather stories

Continuing our extreme winter weather snow and ice stories coverage, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) shared with Better Roads some of its photos from the extreme winter weather during the polar vortex at the beginning of this month. Much of ...

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