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DriveOhio cuts ribbon on 33 Smart Mobility Corridor
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Officials this week held a ribbon cutting for the 33 Smart Mobility Corridor—which is considered to be "the world’s most connected highway"— in central Ohio. The corridor runs from the City of Dublin on the east end through the City of Marysville, past industry partner Honda's manufacturing and…
September 16, 2021
Central Ohio Transit Authority breaks ground on facility modernization project
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The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) broke ground this week on a modernization project for its primary transit facility. COTA said in a press release that the project will enable a more sustainable fleet while providing workforce training for the surrounding community. The $65 million…
August 03, 2021
Ohio DOT working to prevent costly landslides and rockslides
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Landslides and rockslides are a common issue in parts of eastern and southern Ohio. The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will use $35 million in federal stimulus funding to complete dozens of projects aimed at catching these issues early or even preventing them in the first place. When they…
June 11, 2021
The City of Columbus recently completed its five-year Smart Columbus program, which aimed to demonstrate how an intelligent transportation system and equitable access to transportation can have positive impacts on everyday challenges faced by cities.  HNTB was part of the Smart Columbus team from…
June 07, 2021
UPDATED - May 11, 2021: New Photos It is easy to forget in our coverage of bridges and bridge building that some of the most used and useful structures don't "bridge" roadways at all. The Miami County Park District recently hosted the official opening of the Stillwater Prairie Connector Bridge,…
May 11, 2021
Ohio DOT investing nearly $2B to improve transportation infrastructure
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The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is planning to invest $1.92 billion into 956 projects to improve transportation across the state. The 2021 construction program includes improvements to 876 bridges and 4,596 miles of pavement. Ninety-six cents of every dollar invested will go toward…
April 09, 2021
State governments leveraged $29 billion in federal funds to advance $70 billion in highway improvements during FY 2020, according to new federal data. An interactive dashboard created by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) provides U.S. taxpayers, elected officials,…
March 16, 2021
The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) has recently earned a Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR accreditation for the transit agency's cleaning and sanitation protocols in public transit vehicles and facilities. To earn this accreditation, COTA says organizations must have a cleaning,…
March 12, 2021
Brent Spence Bridge opens to traffic; repairs completed ahead of schedule
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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) yesterday announced the end of a six-week emergency repair project to restore and reopen the Brent Spence Bridge one day ahead of the scheduled completion date. The Brent Spence Bridge, which carries I-71 and I-75 over the Ohio River between Covington,…
December 23, 2020
Repair project for Brent Spence Bridge over Ohio River reaches halfway mark
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Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) officials this week detailed progress on the emergency repair project to reopen the closed Brent Spence Bridge. The Brent Spence Bridge, which spans the Ohio River between Covington, Kentucky, and Cincinnati, Ohio, has been closed since two commercial motor…
December 03, 2020
Brent Spence Bridge
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The Federal Highway Administration recently announced $12 million in emergency relief (ER) funding to begin repairs on the Brent Spence Bridge over the Ohio River, which was recently damaged by a fire resulting from a truck crash. “These funds will help the safe and timely repair of the Brent…
November 24, 2020
Reason Foundation’s 25th Annual Highway Report finds North Dakota, Missouri, and Kansas have the nation’s best state-owned road systems in the report's overall rankings of state highway performance and cost-effectiveness. In terms of return on investment, New Jersey, Alaska, Delaware, and…
November 20, 2020
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