Record Road Construction Planned for Ohio

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Associated Press

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Updated Fri, Apr 11, 2014 10:27 am
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Brooke Herbert Hayes
Construction begins on Columbus Road in Athens, Ohio, on September 16, 2013

Ohio transportation officials say $2.5 billion in road construction projects scheduled this year is a record.

The Ohio Department of Transportation announced the plan for 936 projects Thursday for this year's construction season.

The agency said the projects will be partially paid for with $1.5 billion produced by the Ohio Turnpike. Another $600 million in savings from the agency's operational budget have also helped put several delayed projects back on track. Much of that work will begin this year.

Ohio Department of Transportation director Jerry Wray tells The Columbus Dispatch that "we are working at capacity."

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