Why isn't more roadwork done at night?
hours for projects are usually determined at the time the construction
plans are designed. Design engineers consider the type of work,
environmental factors and cost. Some projects have certain phases
which can be required to be done at night while other phases
may be designed for strictly day work. Bridge and underground
work (such as sewer projects) are rarely done while it's dark
for safety reasons. Night work also lowers productivity due
to having to work under limited lighting conditions and can
extend the time and cost of a project. Major pavement resurfacing,
however, is often performed during the night.
can be hazardous to workers and drivers because traffic is lighter,
allowing motorists to travel faster through work zones. Less
congestion may sound good, but slower traffic presents less
of hazard. Condition of drivers also may deteriorate during
the night with fatigue and perhaps chemical impairment. Projects
near neighborhoods require limited working hours so as not to
disturb residents. The final factor is cost. Cost must be weighed
against the benefits and hazards of night work. In most cases
night work almost doubles the cost of a project.
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Is Paving the Way available to speak at community meetings?
Yes, Paving the Way is available to discuss road construction projects at community meetings. Please call 645-PAVE (7283) to schedule a speaker.
I didn't hear about lane/road closure on the radio/TV this morning. Why don't you let the media know what's going on?
Paving The Way... issues new releases on a daily basis during the busy summer months. Unfortunately traffic reporters have limited time to report on roadway conditions in the mornings and afternoons. If there is a major accident, traffic reporters may spend their time letting drivers know what is happening at that moment, as opposed to a closure that may occur later in the day. All news releases from Paving The Way... are posted daily on our Web site under "Short-Term Closures".
Can you post real-time information such as accidents and slowdowns?
Real-time travel information enables travelers to make smarter choices about routes and transport modes. Regional partners are continuing to explore new ways to bring more real-time travel information to the Central Ohio motoring public. Some real-time travel information can now be found on the ODOT District 6 website. For example, motorists can view the estimated travel-time on I-71 between Polaris Parkway and I-70. A convenient map showing traffic speeds around the Innerbelt is also located on this page.
Please click on the links below to see real-time information:
A project I'm looking for is not listed on the Web site. Why not?
Are you aware of a long-term or significant project that is not listed on our website? The Paving The Way... program invites all government agencies to provide information to post on our Web site. There is no mandatory requirement for government agencies or contractors to notify us of their projects. Some construction plans from the State, Franklin County and city of Columbus do contain requirements for notifying Paving the Way of traffic changes, but sometimes we miss one.
If you see orange barrels and donít see the project on our website please call us at 645-PAVE (7283) or click on the link below. We will work to find out the details and to get that information posted as soon as possible.