Ohio DOT to begin largest construction season ever with 936 projects totaling $2.5 billion

OhioDepartmentofTransportation-MovingOhioIntoAProsperousNewWorldThe Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has announced that the 2014 construction season will be its largest ever.

ODOT says the season is made up of 936 projects statewide totaling $2.5 billion. Most of the funding will come from the Ohio Turnpike which will provide $1.5 billion over the next six years.

This year’s season includes $1.5 billion in roadway resurfacing projects, 84 Interstate safety upgrades and 30 bridges repaired or replaced. In total, the state plans to invest $3 billion in new infrastructure spending in the next six years.

The largest project contract awarded this year was the Portsmouth Bypass project at $370 million, ODOT says. Other notable projects from the season include:

  • Construction of Cleveland’s eastbound George V. Voinovich Bridge

  • Interstate 75 highway reconstruction program through Wood and Hancock counties

  • Reconstruction of State Route 57 in Lorain County

  • Widening of Interstate 271 in northern Summit County

  • Construction of Cleveland’s Opportunity Corridor Other large projects beginning or continuing this year include:

  • Construction of a new interchange at Interstate 71 and Martin Luther King Blvd. in Cincinnati’s “Uptown” area

  • Reconstruction of the interchange at U.S. Route 23 and Interstate 270 in northern Franklin County

  • Modernization of Interstate 75 through Dayton

  • Replacing the bridge on Interstate 70 over State Route 9 in St. Clairsville

  • Reconstruction of Interstate 75 in Lucas County

Editor’s note: Wayne Grayson is online editor of sister site Equipment World.