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  Maintaining Roads & Bridges
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Bridges Are Expensive
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If not cleaned and sealed regularly, dirt and water sit on the steel, which can cause rust and rapid deterioration. We're keeping the joints, side structure, surfaces and drains in good repair to extend surface life.
Roadway Treatments
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More chip sealing, microsurfacing, and crack sealing enables ODOT to maintain roads at fractions of the cost of conventional overlays. 
Safety Is Top Priority
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Well-maintained roads and bridges are important in moving toward zero deaths. Ongoing preservation improves overall safety and can reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities.
Maintain and Save
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ODOT's philosophy to road maintenance is just like maintaining your car: it's cheaper and better to change the oil regularly than to replace your engine when it breaks. And it gives you a better, safer ride.
Quality Matters
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ODOT is enforcing new construction specifications for high quality materials and doing more inspections to improve safety and guarantee road performance.
For Ohio's Economy
Pivotal to Global Markets
Ohio's ability to efficiently move our goods and services to the rest of the world depends on a high quality transportation system.