By Ali Balgooyen, Multi Media Video Journalist - bio | email
The Ohio Department of Transportation announced they are projected to save millions of dollars this winter as a result of the way salt contracts are constructed. In the past salt companies bid on their contracts county-by-county. This year, they are giving salt companies the option to provide bids on districts in addition to individual counties. As a result, the state is saving $12.11 per ton of salt. Public Information Officer for the 1st district Rhonda Pees says that savings could total over $10 dollars. The Ohio Department of Transportation has salt saved from last years mild winter, and expect to purchase 209,000 tons less salt.