Federal Transportation officials were in Dayton on Monday to highlight the city’s I-75 revitalization project.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is touring several cities around the country where major road construction projects are taking place. At the stop in Dayton, Foxx noted that the I-75 project is getting done with federal, state, and local dollars.
The Secretary also said that several of the nation's transportation funding programs are set to expire and he called on Congress to support a long-term transportation bill to keep projects like I-75 going.
State transportation officials are reminding drivers to use extra caution in work zones along Ohio highways and are introducing a new piece of equipment designed to improve safety.
Ohio Department of Transportation officials are marking National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week. They said Monday that the most recent figures show Ohio deaths in highway construction zones because of vehicle crashes doubled from eight in 2009 to 16 in 2011.