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ODOT unveils new customizable website for Ohio drivers
State spent $260,000 on update
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE BUREAU CHIEF KAREN KASLER


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Workers at ODOT are launching a new web site to help drivers navigate the state.
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The first place Ohio drivers turn to for help is often not ODOT. But the transportation agency hopes to help drivers navigate through six big Ohio cities and throughout the state with a new website, ohgo.com. 

The site features maps with travel times, road speeds, construction information, traffic alerts and winter road conditions from November through April.

ODOT project manager Todd Wolfhurst says it’s a revamp of ODOT’s old traffic website buckeyetraffic.org.

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The information on the site comes from road sensors, traffic cameras, weather-monitoring services and reports that come in to ODOT’s central office headquarters.

The state spent $260,000 to change the website’s name and add the features, which ODOT says is more up to date and accurate than those provided by other websites or apps.

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