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If you drive Ohio highways you may have noticed more flowers and taller grass on the side of the road.

The Ohio Department of Transportation has begun planting wildflowers along highways across the state with the goal of creating habitats for pollinators.

Each site requires $400 to get started, but ODOT press secretary Matt Bruning said the project will save Ohio taxpayers millions.

Gov. Mike DeWine announces the Columbus Crossroads project will move forward, at a press conference April 15, 2019.
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On the roof a parking garage at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Gov. Mike DeWine assured a crowd that the Columbus Crossroads reconstruction project would move forward.

ODOT Wants To Change Speed Limits Based On Road Conditions

Feb 25, 2019
Rogelio V. Solis / Associated Press

Ohio's Department of Transportation is seeking permission to apply changes in speed limits anytime statewide.

Once the backbone of the nation's transportation system, the nation's aging interstate highways are now overused and worn out, according to a new federal report. And failure to invest billions in modernizing the system will likely lead to more potholes, slower traffic jams, and increased costs to drivers and the nation's economy.

Hunter Franks

Kyle Kutuchief wants more places around Akron for people to just hang around.

To show what he means, he walks onto a newly renovated pedestrian bridge.

“Behold, behold, the grandeur,” Kutuchief says. “We’re standing over a big old highway.”

And this highway, known as the Innerbelt, is empty. Soon, the whole thing will be removed.

Paying for our Highways: Tolls vs. Gas Tax

May 14, 2014

10:00 Currently the nation's interstates are toll-free, except to pay for new lane construction. With the Highway Trust Fund set to run out of money, some believe we should use tolls to fund highway and transit projects. Others think raising the gas tax is a better option. But is there another solution? This hour we'll talk about several proposals to keep our roads running smoothly. Guests

Get Your Kicks: The Route 33 Bypass

Oct 21, 2013

10:00 For the first time ever, cars and trucks in northwest Athens county can circumvent the small town of Nelsonville, OH . The Route 33 bypass has relieved congestion, but worries some business owners who fear the loss of traffic means loss of customers. This hour we'll take a look at the past and present effects of fast lanes on commerce. Guests