Ohio Officials Probe I-475 Pavement Cracks

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio transportation officials are trying to figure out why large cracks have formed in the recently rebuilt pavement of an interstate highway near Toledo.

The Ohio Department of Transportation has taken pavement samples to help determine why several long, lengthwise cracks have formed in a section of Interstate 475. The repaving project had started four summers ago and was finished last year.

Todd Audet, the agency’s deputy director in the region, tells The (Toledo) Blade (http://bit.ly/1hkhT6t) that the cause of the cracks could be a design flaw, a materials problem, or faulty workmanship.

Besides trying to fix the problem, officials want to know if they need to change plans for the upcoming reconstruction of Interstate 75 in the area.


Information from: The Blade,



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