ODOT debuts OHGO app for traffic, construction alerts

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Traffic will be heavy this weekend due to a record number of Fourh of July travelers, but the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will be working hard to help you get where you need to go as quickly and safely as possible.

AAA predicts 1.8 million Ohioans will travel this weekend. This marks the highest Fourth of July travel volume on record, and is an increase of 2.3 percent in Ohio from last year.

Motorists can avoid traffic tie-ups during the holiday by using ODOT’s new mobile app – OHGO — for personal traffic alerts, information on road construction and travel delays, and hands-free voice on the go. The app is available on the App Store and Google Play.

Halfway through 2016, the number of fatalities in Ohio is down 2 percent from this time last year. Of the 452 fatalities, 129 have been alcohol related.

Unfortunately, the July 4th holiday has one of the highest rates of drunk driving crashes each year. When celebrating, ODOT reminds you to do it responsibly.

As a reminder of the deadly cost of drunk driving, motorists will see “Freedom Doesn’t Include Driving Drunk” messages on signs over freeways this weekend.

While work is suspended over the holiday weekend, work will resume on July 5th with a number of NEW projects in eastern Ohio. Below are some of the state’s highway projects that could impact your travel:

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