Ohio Department of Transportation

The Ohio Department of Transportation's (ODOT) two-phase, $166 million South Side Mega Fix project in Columbus, an initiative awarded to Shelly & Sands Inc. (S&S), will be delivered in April/May 2021. The $126 million project is reconstructing and adding a lane in each direction on I-71 between Stringtown Road and I-70; reconfiguring the I-270/71 southbound interchange; replacing 10 bridges and erecting two new ones; and building three noise walls.

In Cleveland, Ohio, construction continues on the third and final phase of the $207 million Opportunity Corridor project. The Opportunity Corridor is a planned boulevard that will run from East 55th Street at Interstate 490 to East 105th Street at Chester Avenue.

More than a year after a massive landslide forced the closure of State Route 376, the road has been reopened. A 900-ft. section of the hillside above SR 376 began to move in February 2019, forcing the Ohio Department of Transportation to close the roadway and begin emergency repairs.

The Ohio Department of Transportation's (ODOT) $1.3 billion I-70/I-71 Downtown Ramp Up project in the city of Columbus (Franklin County) is helping to replace, upgrade and rehabilitate aging highway infrastructure in the downtown core and improve traffic flow and safety for motorists.

In Bowling Green, Ohio, work is underway on the I-475 widening and Dorr Street interchange construction project. The $45 million effort includes widening I-475 from Central Avenue/US 20 to Airport Highway/SR 2, building new, widened I-475 bridges over Hill Avenue and Dorr Street and adding a roundabout interchange at Dorr Street.

Solid progress is being made on the multi-year $227 million, design-build I-480 Valley View bridges deck replacement project in northeast Ohio, an Ohio Department of Transportation initiative that began in November 2017 and will be completed by June 30, 2024.

Beaver Excavating Company is scheduled to deliver the Ohio Department of Transportation's (ODOT) $114 million Interstate 75 Widening and Reconstruction project in Hancock County through the city of Findlay this year. The project is rebuilding 5.5 mi.

Last year was one of significant success for the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) in northwest Ohio. "From major construction in partnership with our contractors to significant improvements on our highways by our own workforce, 2019 has been the year we hoped for," said Chris Hughes, deputy director of the Ohio Department of Transportation District 1, headquartered in Lima.

The Ohio Department of Transportation will invest an additional $398 million into major new projects over the next four years. ODOT's Transportation Review Advisory Council, known as TRAC, approved the final funding list Nov. 6 during a meeting in Columbus.

As part of Ohio's efforts to be a leader in using technology to improve traffic and safety in the state, construction will begin in Columbus this week on the state's first SmartLane; a 7 mi. stretch of Interstate 670 between downtown and the John Glenn International Airport.

Beginning this year, the Ohio Department of Transportation is investing a record $158 million annually into projects specifically aimed at making our roads safer. These projects include everything from additional signage to the complete reconfiguration of intersections.