CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Big snowplows, blowing snow, whipping winds and maybe an impatient driver or two can be a very bad mix during a snow storm. Reduced visibility can disorient any driver and the next thing you know you are in the middle of a highway accident. The Ohio Department of Transportation reports that […]

DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Anyone who has tried to get into, or out of, downtown around the rush hours in the past two weeks has noticed the backups are worse than normal and it can all be blamed on one project. On April 16 the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) began work on the “SR 2/Main […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – The Ohio Department of Transportationannounced there will be nearly 1,000 projects in 2018. ODOT said this includes 5,645 miles of pavement and 1,040 bridges. This is part of a $2.35 billion construction season for ODOT. ODOT said drivers will not see much impact to to traffic. There is a major project on […]

GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio– The Ohio Department of Transportation will not be pre-treating highways in District 12 ahead of this week’s snowstorm. District 12 covers Cuyahoga, Geauga and Lake counties. Geauga County is under a lake effect snow warning from 7 p.m. Wednesday to 10 a.m. Friday. A lake effect show watch is in effect for […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Crews at the Ohio Department of Transportation in District 12 will be looking out for frost and light freezing this Thanksgiving weekend. According to a news release Cuyahoga County will staff 12 crews, Lake and Geauga Counties will have eight crews each. There will be a total of 28 trucks beginning […]

  CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – The snow has begun to fall in the Greater Cleveland region and is expected to continue, marking the first measurable snowfall of 2015. With heavy snow in the forecast, Ohio Department of Transportation District 12 snowplow drivers are scheduled to begin 12-hour shifts at noon Monday. ODOT crews began pretreating […]

  CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Ohio Department of Transportation District 12 serving Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga counties continues to be fully staffed for overnight lake effect snow bands that could impact motorist’s Friday morning commute. There are 80 crews on the roads in the tri-county area ready to plow and treat the roadways.  District 12 […]

  GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Transportation announced its summer construction plans in a press conference this morning. The state’s Jobs and Transportation Plan, launched by Gov. John Kasich, is the centerpiece of this year’s season, ODOT said. ODOT expects to spend $2.5 billion this season on 936 projects statewide, including $790 […]

  CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Meteorologist Jeff Tanchak is forecasting a major winter storm to blow through northeast Ohio Wednesday. It’s expected to begin Tuesday night with a light rain then change over to snow Wednesday morning around 8 a.m. The Ohio Department of Transportation is gearing up for the weather event. Since it will […]

  CLEVELAND – For the first time in Ohio history, ODOT is going out in the market place to find a new contract for salt supply mid-winter to get them through the remainder of what has been a messier than normal season thus far.   HOW DID THIS HAPPEN? Each summer, ODOT, in conjunction with […]

  CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – ODOT is preparing for the snow and ice storm that is coming through Cleveland this week. Ohio Department of Transportation District 12 serving Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga counties is fully staffed for this New Year’s Day lake effect snow event. Approximately 80 crews are on the roads in the tri-county area plowing and treating […]

  SUMMIT COUNTY, Ohio – ODOT District 4 is prepared for the combination of holiday travelers, wind and snow with an impending winter storm. Forty ODOT plows are assigned to Summit and Stark Counties. That’s 20 state plows alone in each county. ODOT is also rolling out its third double plow — this puppy plows […]