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highway in Columbus
Gabe Rosenberg / WOSU

The head of the Ohio Department of Transportation says the state is at a crossroads with policy on how to move people and products around safely and efficiently.

ODOT is displaying signs like these around the state during the holidays.
Ohio Department of Transportation

If you’ve driven Ohio’s roads lately, you’ve probably noticed the big signs with cheeky sayings directed at drivers.

Travel officials are predicting this to be one of the busiest Thanksgiving weekends on the roads, so the Ohio Department of Transportation will be suspending many construction projects.

The Ohio State University

Ahead of the Buckeyes game against Penn State, a stretch of North High street from Lane Avenue to Dodridge will be reduced to three lanes on Saturday, with the fourth dedicated solely to bus bike and scooter traffic.

The Columbus Crossroads project, still under construction in downtown Columbus, will result in a redesigned split for I-70 and I-71.
Karen Kasler / Ohio Public Radio

For the first time in several years, an Ohio Department of Transportation panel has voted to move forward on hundreds of millions of dollars in road construction projects.

The Ohio Department of Transportation is seeking feedback as it updates Access Ohio 2045. That's ODOT's long term transportation plan that guides policies and strategies.

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David Zalubowski / Associated Press

Ohio’s 10.5 cent gas tax increase from the state’s transportation budget has been in place for four months as of November 1.

Streetcar in Cincinnati
BILL RINEHART / WVXU

State officials say $105 million in grants is going to public transit systems across Ohio.

The new Smartlane on eastbound Interstate 670 east of downtown Columbus opened on Wednesday, October 23.
Ohio Department of Transportation

Commuters headed home Monday afternoon through I-670 on the Northeast Side may want to find an alternate route as ODOT crews work on emergency repairs.  

The new Smartlane on eastbound Interstate 670 east of downtown Columbus opened on Wednesday, October 23.
Ohio Department of Transportation

Ohio's first-ever 'smart lane' has opened. The smart lane is meant to reduce traffic congestion heading out of downtown on eastbound Interstate 670.

Now-Lt. Gov. Jon Husted speaking at the Columbus Chamber of Commerce Government Day in Cincinnati, Ohio on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018.
John Minchillo / Associated Press

About 1 million Ohioans, mostly in Appalachia, lack high-speed internet service and the state's highway corridors may hold the key to addressing the stubborn problem, a report released Wednesday concluded.

Columbus debuted driverless shuttles in a loop around the Scioto Mile in December 2018.
Paige Pfleger / WOSU

Ohio has received $17.8 million to generate data on self-driving vehicles, an area of research in which the state is already playing a prominent role, according to the state's U.S. senators.

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Gov. Mike DeWine has declared a state of emergency in 63 Ohio counties due to heavy rains that damaged roadways in June.

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The Ohio Department of Transportation is testing out new technology aimed at stopping wrong-way crashes on the highway. Signs and detectors are being installed along an 18-mile stretch of I-71 in the Cincinnati area.

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Plans to change the logo the state uses on handicap accessible signs are on hold after a warning from the federal government.

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