Bridges Are Expensive
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.
More chip sealing, microsurfacing, and crack sealing enables ODOT to maintain roads at fractions of the cost of conventional overlays.
Safety Is Top Priority
Well-maintained roads and bridges are important in moving toward zero deaths. Ongoing preservation improves overall safety and can reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities.