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Athens Co. ODOT Plows Get Artistic Touch from Students

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MARIETTA, Ohio — Athens County students’s art can be seen this winter season as the snow falls. Groups put their artistic touch on Ohio Department of Transportation snow plows as part of the Paint-the-Plow program. Students at Athens High School, Alexander High School, Nelsonville-York High School, Trimble High School, and the Tri-County Career Center recently… Read More

Report: 80,000 Distracted Driving Crashes In Ohio In Last Five Years

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Those crashes killed at least 268 people and injured more than 3,000. Gov. Mike DeWine is fighting back with a panel to make some policy recommendations based on a new report. The report from a task force formed last year says it believes smart phones are a reason why traffic deaths have increased in four of… Read More

ODOT Director Responds To House Lawmakers’ Cut To Gas Tax Increase Proposal

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The director of the Ohio Department of Transportation isn’t pleased with the decision by the House Finance Committee to cut Gov. Mike DeWine’s proposed 18 cent gas tax increase down to just under 11 cents. But he’s holding out hope, even though that plan is likely to be on the House floor Thursday. ODOT Director… Read More

Vehicles drive along the Ohio Turnpike in Strongsville, Ohio.

DeWine Warns Of Impending Crisis With Construction Fund Shortage

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The state doesn’t have any money for new road construction projects, and funding is falling short to make repairs to existing infrastructure. Gov. Mike DeWine says this is an impending crisis. And it’s looking more and more likely that the state will seek an gas tax increase to fill the hole. DeWine says it’s important to… Read More

ODOT Director Says Agency Facing “Grim”, “Dangerous” Financial Situation

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The road ahead is rough for the Ohio Department of Transportation, according to the agency’s director. ODOT Director Jack Marchbanks spoke before a panel that will recommend to Gov. Mike DeWine how to fund major new road construction, telling them that money is also running out for maintenance of existing infrastructure. Marchbanks said 15 years… Read More