Ohio Turnpike

Ohio Turnpike officials say low gasoline prices, mild weather and an improving economy contributed to a record number of vehicles in 2015.

OHP: Speed And Weather Caused Turnpike Crashes

Mar 21, 2014

A preliminary investigation into the cause of a series of fatal Ohio Turnpike crashes earlier this month blames drivers' speeds, road conditions and weather. 

The State Highway Patrol has identified the three people killed and the trooper who was injured in Wednesday's chain-reaction crashes on the Ohio Turnpike.

Major Ohio Turnpike Crash Kills Three

Mar 13, 2014
Toledo Blade

The State Highway Patrol says three people died Wednesday in crashes involving at least 50 vehicles across a 2-mile section of the eastbound lanes of the Ohio Turnpike between Toledo and Cleveland.

Work on central Ohio's largest road construction projects will start again next year.

Governor Signs Transportation Bill

Apr 2, 2013

Ohio Governor John Kasich yesterday signed into law his 7.6 billion dollar state transportation budget.

Ohio Senate Approves Raising Highway Speed Limit

Mar 21, 2013

The Ohio Senate has approved a proposal to increase the speed limit on rural interstate highways to 70 mph.

House Approves Transportation Budget

Mar 1, 2013

The Ohio House has approved a two-year transportation budget that outlines 7.1 billion dollars for state agencies that build highways, fund infrastructure projects and protect public safety. Two-thirds of the funding would be for the Ohio Department of Transportation. The rest is for the Department of Public Safety, the Public Works Commission and the Development Services Agency. The measure would allow reimbursement to counties when utilities are relocated for state transportation projects.

House Panel Approves Turnpike Bond Sale

Feb 28, 2013

The Ohio House Finance Committee has approved Republican Governor John Kasich's proposal to raise 1.5 billion dollars for state highway projects through Ohio Turnpike bonds.

Democrats Criticize Turnpike Bill

Feb 26, 2013

Minority Democrats in the Ohio House say key public promises made by Governor John Kasich are absent from a bill authorizing the sale of 1.5 billion dollars in Ohio Turnpike bonds to fund highway projects.

Governor Announces Plan For Turnpike

Dec 14, 2012

Governor John Kasich wants to fund highway construction projects by increasing tolls on the Ohio's Turnpike.

An announcement that the state plans to lease the Ohio Turnpike is expected by the end of the week.

Residents living near the Ohio Turnpike aren't convinced about the benefits state officials say would come by privatizing the toll road. The first public meeting about the plan came last night in Elyria, where Lorain County Commissioner Ted Kalo expressed concerns about increased tolls and sloppy maintenance.