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A deadly crash closed all southbound lanes of Interstate 71 in the Polaris area Friday morning.

Amazon Prime delivery trucks.
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The city of Columbus announced a new program this week to help manage traffic flow around deliveries. It’s working with mobility company curbFlow to coordinate pickup and drop-off activity.

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.

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The Columbus Division of Police says a child was killed early Wednesday morning after being hit by a vehicle on McNaughten Road on the city’s Far East Side.

The I-70/I-71 interchange will be getting a major redo in the coming years.
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Traffic deaths in the Central Ohio region have increased since 2013, according to a new report from the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission.

Ohio State Highway Patrol cruiser driving
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Ohio drivers will see more officers on the road starting Sunday as the Ohio Highway Patrol begins a high visibility enforcement campaign for the state’s Move Over Law.

Interstate 71 is closed Wednesday morning due to a tractor trailer accident and fuel leak near the Franklin County and Pickaway County line.
Ohio Department of Transporation

Update 8:41 a.m.: Both sides of Interstate 71 have partially reopened.

Original story: Interstate 71 was closed in both directions near the Franklin County-Pickaway County line Wednesday morning becauase of a semi-truck accident and subsequent fuel leak near Orient.

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State transportation officials say a tanker crash that shut down a busy ramp on the city's Northwest side this week is among more than three dozen crashes on that ramp since it opened in late 2016. It’s also the ramp’s second tanker rollover.

New directional arrows have been popping up on area exit ramps, along with wrong-way signs at lower levels more in-line with where impaired drivers tend to look.
ODOT

Ohio is trying something new in an effort to stop drivers from going the wrong direction on highway exit ramps.

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Two Ohio Department of Transportation workers were hospitalized but are expected to survive after being hit on Interstate 71 near Orient early Tuesday morning.

A new analysis by Case Western Reserve University finds that red light cameras do little to reduce accidents at the intersections where they are installed.

Researchers examined data from Houston over a 12-year period, during which the city ended its red light camera program.

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DriveOhio, Gov. John Kasich's innovation center for new technology within the Department of Transportation, launched a three-year, $5.9 million study this weekend to see how drones can be integrated to monitor roadways.

Stop sign partially covered by a tree
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The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that a city can’t be sued if a driver’s view of a stop or other traffic control sign is blocked by shrubs or plants, unless they’re actually growing on the sign.

Cincinnati ranks 39 out of nearly 300 American cities for traffic congestion. The study from INRIX indicates Cincinnati drivers spent about 26 hours a year during peak travel times in gridlock. INRIX Chief Economist Graham Cookson says seven percent of all driving time locally was in congestion.

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