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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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Ohio updates ‘Move Over Law’ to protect highway workers

Amanda Bayhi - Dec 11, 2013

Ohio updates ‘Move Over Law’ to protect highway workers

The Ohio General Assembly passed a bill on Wednesday to protect crews working on the state’s roadways. The measure, Senate Bill 137, updates Ohio’s “Move Over Law,” now requiring motorists to slow down and, if possible, move to an adjacent lane ...

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ARTBA recognizes three state agencies for innovative programs

Amanda Bayhi - Nov 01, 2013

ARTBA recognizes three state agencies for innovative programs

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation’s (ARTBA-TDF) recognized three statewide programs as models of innovation at its ARTBA Young Executive Leadership Council in San Jose, California, this week. ARTBA presented the TransOvation Awards at the “Dr. J. ...

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Ohio DOT, municipalities to save big on road salt this winter

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 11, 2013

Ohio DOT, municipalities to save big on road salt this winter

The Ohio Department of Transportation and municipalities across the state can expect to save about $5 million on road salt costs this winter. That’s because, according to a Columbus Dispatch report, the cost of road salt dropped this year to an ...

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Long-delayed Ohio transportation projects could begin this fall

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 26, 2013

Long-delayed Ohio transportation projects could begin this fall

The Ohio Transportation Review Advisory Council (TRAC) on Thursday unanimously voted to approve Governor John R. Kasich’s Jobs and Transportation Plan. The plan aims to create 60,000 new jobs and invest $3 billion in Ohio’s infrastructure over six years. The vote is ...

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Ohio DOT awards $10.5 million for mobility improvements, transportation restoration

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 29, 2013

Ohio DOT awards $10.5 million for mobility improvements, transportation restoration

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) last week announced $10.5 million in grants to help fund 20 projects aimed at improving mobility and restoring transportation history. The funding, part of ODOT’s Transportation Alternative Program, will go toward community projects for non-motorized ...

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Six projects receive western regional America’s Transportation Awards

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 06, 2013

Six projects receive western regional America’s Transportation Awards

Six transportation projects have won awards in the sixth annual western regional America’s Transportation Awards competition. The competition, sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, recognizes transportation projects in ...

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Moore roads open with restrictions

Amanda Bayhi - May 22, 2013

Moore roads open with restrictions

The City of Moore, Oklahoma, announced on Twitter today that roads are opening after 3 p.m. today. Residential access is limited to light vehicle and pedestrian traffic. The city’s Twitter feed notes that no large trucks will be allowed in neighborhoods. ...

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ODOT makes STIP available for public review

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 09, 2013

ODOT makes STIP available for public review

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has made the draft Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) available for public review and comment through April 19. According to ODOT, “The program identifies highway and transit maintenance, new capacity, bicycle and other transportation-related projects ...

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APWA presents ODOT with Excellence in Snow and Ice Control Award 2013

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 04, 2013

APWA presents ODOT with Excellence in Snow and Ice Control Award 2013

  The American Public Works Association (APWA) has given the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) its Excellence in Snow and Ice Control Award for 2013. ODOT is the first state department of transportation in the country to receive the award. The APWA selected ...

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Getting the Job Done Right

Better Roads Staff - Feb 05, 2013

Getting the Job Done Right

By Kirk Landers, Editor Emeritus   Some people just know how to sell. In mid-December, Ohio governor John R. Kasich and the leaders of Ohio’s Department of Transportation and Turnpike Authority announced that the state would raise $3 billion for roads without leasing ...

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RoadScience

Better Roads Staff - Jan 12, 2012

RoadScience

Preservation Roadmap Timely blueprint will direct research into pavement management and preservation Anew “roadmap” indicating the direction of research in pavement management and pavement preservation is coming at just the right time, as states begin to openly curtail capacity improvements in favor ...

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