ODOT launches traffic website

Jan 15, 2013

ODOT's traffic center in Columbus.
Credit Karen Kasler / Ohio Public Radio

With all the construction that’s likely to start up on Ohio roads this spring and summer, this may be some good news for drivers from ODOT.

The transportation department is launching ohgo.com, where ODOT director Jerry Wray says travelers can customize their trips within six major Ohio cities and between different regions of the state.

"Travelers can utilize this tool for current traffic speeds, traffic incidents, travel times, road construction and road conditions. Ohgo.com will allow you to localize your route based on the city you are traveling in, with choices of Toledo, Cleveland, Akron, Dayton, Cincinnati and Columbus”

The ohgo.com site replaces buckeyetraffic.org, because ODOT officials say they were looking for a dot-com site they felt would be easier to remember.

It cost the state around $260,000 to revamp the site. And ODOT says it likely will be more accurate and up-to-date than other traffic sites or apps, because it uses radar and images that are constantly updating to ODOT’s central office in Columbus.