Friday, February 14, 2014

Salt companies fail to bid on Ohio state contract

This is not good news for drivers on Ohio roads....

The Ohio Department of Transportation put out a request for bids on 10,000 ton increments of salt. They hoped to get at least 150,000 tons of road salt that they planned give to local communities that are running low. The expectation was that the localities would return the salt to the state once their own supplies were replenished.

But no salt companies responded to the bid, ODOT announced today.

They said they would continue to explore alternative ways to get salt into Ohio and onto Ohio roads.

They also provided the following statistics:

* since the beginning of winter, ODOT alone, has used more than 880,000 tons on Ohio roadways.
* they've treated 11 million miles of roads
* this is one of the most active seasons in history.

1 comment:

Sherry said...

It's hard to find salt for personal use. It is a "hit or miss" situation.

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