The Ohio Department of Transportation will invest $2.3 billion into the state’s bridges and roads, slightly less than the record $2.4 billion spent in 2014 and 2015. Approximately 1,098 projects will be conducted, including 26 major projects.
“We work with our contractors to reduce the size of work zones as much as possible during high-travel holidays,” said Ohio Department of Transportation Director Jerry Wray. “When you are driving in a work zone, it is important to pay extra attention to signs and speed limits.”
3. WHERE IS EVERYONE GOING? The top travel destinations here locally? A survey from AAA found most people are heading to these top destinations: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Gettysburg, Penn.; Ft. Walton Beach/Destin, Fla.; Hershey, Penn.; and in and around Ohio.
4. AIRPORTS WILL BE BUSY TOO. This weekend is also one of the busiest times for flight travel as well, according to RewardExpert's 2017 Independence Day Air Travel Forecast. Local aviation expert Jay Ratliff told this newspaper that travelers should check with their air carrier to rule out delays before heading to the airport this weekend.
5. SO, WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO FLY? RewardExpert's forecast found that the Friday and Saturday before the holiday tend to have the most delays and cancellations, while data show flights have fewer delays, cancellations or disruptions on July 4. If travelers have flexibility with their trips, they should plan accordingly.