State’s roadwork delay will cost drivers

The Columbus Dispatch by Robert Vitale 1/22/2012 State government will spend less money in the short term by taking four times as long to rebuild overburdened highways in central Ohio. You, however, will pay. Drivers will lose more time, waste more gas and face more hazards in coming years because the Ohio Department of Transportation is pushing back more than $840...

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State Falls Short on Roadwork $$

Bucyrun Telegraph Forum by Jessica Alaimo 1/20/2012 The Ohio Department of Transportation needs more money if it’s going to put a dent in the list of necessary construction projects around Ohio, state officials say. On Tuesday the department issued a list of projects that it currently has the means to fund — and it painted a dismal picture, with some projects...

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Ohio’s construction projects may benefit from privatizing

Dayton Daily News by Laura A Bischoff 1/19/2012 COLUMBUS — Some of Ohio’s largest road and bridge construction projects wouldn’t have to wait decades if state leaders considered using private companies to build and operate transportation venues normally controlled by government, Ohio Department of Transportation officials said Wednesday. ODOT got the green...

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ODOT Scraps I-76 Project

Akron Beacon Journal by Rick Armon 1/18/2012 A proposed, massive highway reconstruction along Interstate 76 in Barberton and Akron will be scrapped because there isn’t enough money available for transportation projects throughout Ohio, state officials say. The Ohio Department of Transportation on Tuesday released a list of recommended construction work, noting that many...

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