Insights by Mike Ciotola, PE

Ohio roundabout project wins partnering award
Ohio roundabout project wins partnering award

For our joint efforts on the MED-94-11.91 Roundabout Design project, ODOT District 3 and Mead & Hunt received the 2018 ODOT/ACEC Partnering Award.

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Punny highway message boards promote safe driving habits
Punny highway message boards promote safe driving habits

Ohio DOT tickled drivers’ funny bones by adding a dash of humor to freeway message boards encouraging drivers to stay safe.

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Ohio highway initiative increases intersection safety
Ohio highway initiative increases intersection safety

The Ohio Department of Transportation is tasked with an enormous responsibility of maintaining its infrastructure and increasing safety for millions of drivers each year

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Pedestrian paths provide design insights
Pedestrian paths provide design insights

When planning a roadway project, engineers try to design with all types of end users in mind. This is especially important in city environments where motorists, pedestrians and cyclists share the roadway

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Exploring transportation’s future at Ohio Transportation Engineer’s Conference
Exploring transportation’s future at Ohio Transportation Engineer’s Conference

It’s been a great week in Columbus at the 69th Annual Ohio Transportation Engineer’s Conference, one of the nation’s largest transportation conferences.

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South Carolina commits to roadway safety improvement
South Carolina commits to roadway safety improvement

A recent statistic states that 806 South Carolinians died in vehicle accidents in the past year. To combat these tragedies, South Carolina implemented the Target Zero Pledge.

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Avoid summer travel frustration
Avoid summer travel frustration

With the largest travel weekend in America having come to a close, many of you likely noticed delays due to heavy traffic.

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Summer brings additional driver safety concerns
Summer brings additional driver safety concerns

Summer is historically one of the most dangerous seasons for travel.

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Slogan contest to promote safe driving
Slogan contest to promote safe driving

DOTs across the nation are raising awareness for safe driving practices.

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End distracted driving, Lead by example
End distracted driving, Lead by example

As leaders in the transportation industry, we need to set an example for safe driving practices by putting down our cells phones and paying closer attention to the road.

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