Transportation department moving ahead with Interstate 75 plans

The Ohio Department of Transportation is moving ahead with plans to reduce congestion and fix safety problems on Interstate 75 in the Cincinnati area. O-DOT has asked for 155 (m) million dollars for seven projects whose total cost could exceed 600 (m) million dollars. The projects include reconfiguring portions of the highway while rebuilding and widening other parts. The agency's request for money went to the Transportation Review Advisory Council, a panel that oversees a major portion of transportation spending for the state. The section of I-75 in Hamilton County is considered the second-most accident prone stretch of interstate in Ohio.