SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) - Spring construction season is upon us once again. We'll be dodging orange barrels and road signs all across the Miami Valley.
The Ohio Department of Transportation plans to invest more than $2.3-billion in projects across the state this year.
ODOT says that means safer roads and bridges for drivers. It also means more jobs.
ODOT officially launched it's spring time initiative Wednesday at the Ohio Air National Guard Base in Springfield.
"Investing in our state's transportation system is vital to our economy and to job creation," said ODOT Director Jerry Wray. "We work hard to establish and maintain an efficient, effective transportation system that gets people and goods where they want to go in a timely and safe manner."
ODOT says the 2013 construction season includes more than 80 projects in the Miami Valley alone.
Among the biggest projects is right here in Dayton. The I-75 Modernization Project through downtown is now in phase three and continuing.
Several bridges are earmarked for repair in Champaign and Logan counties.
State Route 794 is being relocated near the guard base as a security issue. That project is the biggest one in Clark County.
ODOT reminds drivers to pay close attention to your speed through construction zones and take extra care for the safety of the workers.
Hauer Music has found a new home in Centerville, as the Dayton Metro Library prepares to move into Hauer's downtown location.
Butler County remains under a level one snow emergency Saturday afternoon.
A Springfield woman was injured after she lost control of her vehicle and hit a utility pole on U.S. 40 in Clark County.
The all-clear has been given at Springfield Regional Medical Center, after a bomb threat forced a search of the hospital early Saturday morning.
Two people were arrested early Saturday morning after leading police on a slow speed pursuit with a stolen snow plow.