ODOT plans nearly $2 billion worth of projects

MIDDLETOWN, OH (FOX19) - Ohio Department of Transportation officials met in Middletown to discuss some road projects on Tuesday.

This year, ODOT is focusing their funds on projects to help businesses.

"In order for transportation to best serve the people of Ohio, it needs to first serve businesses. It is the businesses that are employing us, that are investing in our schools, and that are making the quality of life in our communities," said Melissa Taylor of the ODOT Office of Jobs and Commerce.

Clermont and Clinton Counties will have many roads resurfaced, while Preble County will receive several bridge replacements. The projects in Hamilton County will receive the most funds totaling more than $100,000,000. The county will receive a signal upgrade at I-71 and Fields Ertel and in Springdale. US 27 will get several improvements, including widening, resurfacing and intersection improvements.

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