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9:34am EDT July 22, 2002

Numerous local sources offer updates on Central Ohio construction projects. Check these before you begin your commute.

  • Paving the Way, www.pavingtheway.org, is a cooperative effort among the Federal Highway Administration, the Ohio Department of Transportation and the City of Columbus to improve planning and communication of construction projects. On the Web site, choose "Short Term Projects" for daily information regarding changes in closures and lane restrictions in Central Ohio. Use the map to select updates on long-term projects on specific roads or in certain geographical regions.

  • The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission provides an overview of multijurisdictional projects and statistics at www.morpc.org. Choose the "Transportation" link for details regarding the Morse-Bethel connector issue, COTA's Vision 2020 plan, freight planning and more. Using the "Rideshare Information" link, you can learn more about car- and vanpool opportunities for your employees.

  • For statewide information, go to the Ohio Department of Transportation's Web site at www.dot.state.oh.us. The site provides construction updates and detour routes. You can also use this site to check weather and road conditions. For more details specifically regarding Central Ohio projects, go to www.dot.state.oh.us/dist6.