The Ohio Department of Transportation says it wants to make school zones safer for students.
So, it is investing 11 million dollars that will fund 66 projects across the state. The money will be used to build new sidewalks, to replace crosswalk signs, to increase the law enforcement presence in school zones, and to teach students about roadway safety.
This is the largest investment ODOT has made, targeting school zones since 2004.
Since February 1st, ODOT has used more than 2,400 hours of manpower, 16,000 tons of brine, and 18,000 tons of other materials to treat roadways.
It has about 20-crews working 12 hour shifts that are trying to keep the roads clear.
"They had a very tedious job of the snowflakes coming at them, especially when there's larger snowflakes or wind involved with the shifting of the flakes. There's whiteouts they can come into. So, it is very hard on them, but they are good and...
ODOT crews have been busy the past few weeks keeping our roads clear and right now we are in the coldest part of winter, so you can bet on days like today the salt crews are out.
Kate Stickle from District Five of the Ohio Department of Transportation said they have been monitoring the storms and still have plenty of salt. She said they are looking forward to getting through February and March but so far they are where they should be with their salt supply. Stickle said their goal is...