"Even though we do what we can to make them as safe as possible work zones can be a dangerous place."
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This year is not expected to be any different, as AAA is already predicting 1.4 million Ohioans will drive more than 50 miles from home during the holiday. That’s an increase of 2.2 percent from last year.
With these increases coming about, ODOT is working to reduce the size and impact of work zones as much as possible during the holiday weekend.
Motorists can plan ahead by following their social media accounts and downloading the OHGO app for traffic alerts and more than 600 live traffic cameras.
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Of the 15 traffic deaths during the Memorial Day holiday weekend last year, four victims were not wearing a seat belt.
That is why ODOT will be working with the Ohio Highway Patrol to encourage those traveling by vehicle to buckle up. There will be more than 130 digital highway message boards will display "Click it or Ticket" and "Buckle up Buckeyes."
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