New ODOT app offers real-time Ohio highway traffic updates

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Travelers can get real-time Ohio highway traffic updates through the state Department of Transportation’s new free app, OHGO (OH’-goh).

It mirrors the name and style of the website where the department shares traffic alerts, construction delays and other updates about verified problems. Users see maps showing green, yellow or red lines indicating how well traffic is flowing on highways.

A spokesman says it can help users plan their travel before departing. They can see live views from roadside cameras and get notifications about problem spots along specific routes, such as their usual commute path. The app’s hands-free option provides audio alerts when a problem appears nearby.

The app was launched before the busy Fourth of July weekend, when auto club AAA predicts 1.8 million Ohioans will be traveling.

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