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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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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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Old mines could cause roads to collapse

Brian Ethridge - Sep 02, 2014

Old mines could cause roads to collapse

Andy Moreland, a geotechnical engineer with the Ohio Department of Transportation, was driving on Rt. 33 toward Nelsonville when he noticed a strange dip in the road. When he got back to work, he did some research and discovered old mines ...

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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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From the Roadologist: The Last Word

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 10, 2014

From the Roadologist: The Last Word

For more blogs from Better Roads visit betterroads.com.   By Tina Grady Barbaccia   Wanted: ‘Winter weather war stories’ With the polar vortex right after the new year that plummeted temperatures in the Midwest to subzero temps (with the wind chill, temps were as cold ...

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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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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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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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