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Ohgo provides Ohio travelers with up-to-date information on road conditions, traffic, construction, and other activity affecting roadways managed by The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT). Information provided by this site is updated frequently and comes from a variety of sources, such as pavement sensors and monitoring stations, traffic cameras, and through direct input by ODOT personnel. Whereas the information in this site is kept accurate and up-to-date as possible, Ohio travelers should refer to local and regional information outlets and agencies for the latest information during weather/disaster emergencies. This site is maintained by ODOT.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which Ohio roadways and interstates does Ohgo report on?

Ohgo reports road activity, speeds, incidents, travel times, closures, and winter road conditions for all of Ohio’s Highways.

How timely is the traffic speed in Ohgo? How often is the data updated?

Ohgo receives updated traffic speed data from remote sensors approximately every minute. The sensors provide average speeds for each direction of the roadway. They do not report individual speeds and are not used for law enforcement. The speeds are color-coded and represented on the speed display map.

Why does the traffic speed display sometimes contain gray areas?

In some cases, Ohgo may be unable to receive traffic speed data from one or more remote traffic speed sensors. If Ohgo does not have enough traffic speed data to calculate the average speed of a roadway segment, the segment displays as gray. Gray segments are usually temporary.

How do I use Ohgo? What do I do first?

Ohgo allows you to view up-to-date information about ODOT-managed roadways throughout Ohio. First, you will select the location of the map in which you would like to view travel status. At first glance, you will see any major alerts running across the top of your page as well as traffic incidents listed by roadway on the left panel of the page. To view additional details, you can use the icons located on the right side of the map to select road activity (incidents, roadwork, etc.), web cameras, and other items to display in the map.

What types of road activity does Ohgo display?

The types of road activity Ohgo can display are:

  • Accidents
  • Debris
  • Disabled
  • Flooding
  • Roadwork
  • Snow/Ice
  • Other

The color of the icon indicates the status of the road.
Green: Road is open
Yellow: Road is restricted
Red: Road is closed

What does the color of a road activity icon mean?

The color of a road activity icon indicates how traffic flow is being affected at that location.

Red: Road is closed at that location
Yellow: Traffic flow is restricted, such as a two lanes being narrowed to one lane
Green: Traffic is not affected at the location.

Where does Ohgo get winter road condition information?

Winter road condition information is entered into Ohgo by ODOT county garages and outposts throughout Ohio's eighty-eight counties. Click here for more information about ODOT's district and county organization and whom to contact within a particular region of Ohio.

How often is winter road condition information updated?

During Ohio's snow and ice season (typically November through April), ODOT county garages and outposts throughout the state update winter road condition approximately every two hours for their respective reporting locations. Ohgo displays the time at which the winter road condition for a particular route was last updated. To view this time, simply position your mouse cursor over a winter road condition icon and click to display a popup message which includes the time of the last update.

Is an SML or RSS feed available for Ohgo?

If you wish to access and use current Ohgo data for your own site or applications, XML feeds are available for Ohgo web cameras and road activity data. API documentation explaining the XML data structure for these feeds is available here.

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