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The Ohio Research Institute for Transportation and the Environment

Modern transportation and highway systems are critical to the sustainability of modern society. Preserving and improving this infrastructure presents a major challenge and a unique opportunity for civil engineers to improve the health, safety, cost-effectiveness, and longevity of these systems and share our knowledge with stakeholders. With multidisciplinary expertise in transportation infrastructure and environmental engineering, plus an array of cutting-edge facilities and laboratory resources, researchers at the Ohio Research Institute for Transportation and the Environment are dedicated to finding innovative solutions to infrastructure challenges and mitigating its environmental effects.

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ODOT, Ohio University break ground on unique test road in Vinton Co.

ORITE Ground Breaking

Summer rain couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm of dozens of Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) personnel; Ohio University faculty, researchers, and students; and state and county representatives who gathered on US 50 to break ground on Ohio’s first low-volume, two-lane test road on Thursday. (read more)