Ohio DOT Will Minimize Road Work But Memorial Day Holiday Delays Remain Likely

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With more than 1,000 construction projects this year, there is a lot of work underway on Ohio roads. The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will work with contractors to suspend or reduce the size of work zones as much as possible to accommodate the extra traffic during the Memorial Day holiday. However, that’s not possible in every situation. Travel delays due to road work are likely on I-75 in Toledo, Dayton, and Cincinnati, I-70 through Columbus and Zanesville, and both I-76 and I-77 in Akron.

“Roads will be packed with travelers. Planning ahead and being patient will be key,” said ODOT Director Jack Marchbanks. “Above all, we want everyone to be safe and arrive at their destination.”

The ODOT Safety Patrol, sponsored by GEICO, sees a 10% increase in incidents during the busy travel holiday. Their main priority is to make the roadways safe and assist first responders to keep traffic flowing through Ohio’s largest metro areas. You can do your part by checking your fuel gauge to avoid running out of gas, ensure your car’s air conditioning is working properly, and keeping an eye out for other roadway users.

Remember, Ohio law requires you to move over a lane for all stationary vehicles with flashing lights. If you cannot safely move over, you are required to slow down. This keeps all our roadside workers safe.

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