Ohio Department of Transportation http://wvxu.org en Ohio enters largest-ever road construction season http://wvxu.org/post/ohio-enters-largest-ever-road-construction-season <p>You know spring has really arrived when orange barrel season officially gets underway.&nbsp; Ohio and local transportation officials got it rolling Thursday with a news conference at the corner of Fields-Ertel and Mason-Montgomery, a congested intersection next to I-71 that is slated for a loop ramp to make it easier and safer for drivers to navigate.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:44:47 +0000 Mark Heyne 25330 at http://wvxu.org Ohio enters largest-ever road construction season I-71 bridge work expected to cause delays http://wvxu.org/post/i-71-bridge-work-expected-cause-delays <p>Pavement repair work on the Jeremiah Morrow Bridge in Warren County could cause some lengthy traffic delays the next couple of mornings.&nbsp;</p><p>The Ohio Department of Transportation says the work will require the closure of the left lane of 71 southbound at the bridge from 7:30 until noon Wednesday and Thursday. &nbsp;</p><p>ODOT is encouraging&nbsp; motorists to seek an alternate route.</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 19:25:19 +0000 Mark Heyne 21852 at http://wvxu.org Find out where you can drive 70 mph in July http://wvxu.org/post/find-out-where-you-can-drive-70-mph-july <p></p><p>Beginning July 1, the speed limit on some Ohio interstates increases to 70 mph. The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is making some new signs and updating others with the new limit. The cost is $8,287.19.</p><p>ODOT outlines the new speed zones below. You can also <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wvxu/files/201305/70mphmap.JPG" target="_blank">click here for a large map</a>.</p><p style="margin-left:.25in;"><strong>Interstate 70</strong></p> Tue, 21 May 2013 18:56:15 +0000 Tana Weingartner 12843 at http://wvxu.org Find out where you can drive 70 mph in July ODOT launches one of the 'largest construction season to date' http://wvxu.org/post/odot-launches-one-largest-construction-season-date <p></p><p>The Ohio Department of Transportation (<a href="http://www.dot.state.oh.us/districts/d08/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">ODOT</a>) is officially making it every driver's favorite time of year by kicking off construction season Wednesday.</p><p>The state is working on nearly a thousand projects totaling an estimated $2.3 billion.</p><p>Camp Washington Business Association Executive Director Joe Gorman says his community is excited about plans to upgrade the Hopple Street - I-75 interchange.</p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 19:29:59 +0000 Tana Weingartner 11299 at http://wvxu.org ODOT launches one of the 'largest construction season to date'