Last updated 4:23AM ET
December 11, 2017
WOUB Local News
WOUB Local News
ORITE Road Treatment
(2008-02-14)
(WOUB) - In winter weather like we've been getting recently, the Ohio Department of Transportation has its hands full trying to make your drive to school or work a safe one.

In the background is an Ohio University group that's provided help to ODOT.

It's called ORITE-- Ohio Research Institute for Transportation and the Environment -- and it's part of the Civil Engineering Department.

ORITE Director Gayle Mitchell says her team has advised ODOT about pre-treating highways.

ORITE was also involved in developing a statewide system that gathers weather and road conditions so ODOT can make informed plans for road treatment.
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