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ODOT's latest digital sign offers hope, encouragement to drivers across the state

ODOT unveils the latest sign on highway.
Posted at 9:27 AM, May 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-04 09:27:26-04

CLEVELAND — The Ohio Department of Transportation has unveiled the latest message posted on digital boards across the state's highways to offer hope to Ohioans during these difficult times.

The message reads, "We are Ohioans. We are buckeyes. We are strong."

ODOT unveils the latest sign on highway.
ODOT unveils the latest sign on highway.

Drivers will see this message when driving on local highways throughout the state.

To promote safe driving, ODOT uses more than 130 digital message boards to display safety messages and relevant statistics.

Throughout the year, particularly on days leading up to major holidays, ODOT uses the message boards to promote safety with creative and often comical messages.

For example, during the holidays in 2019, ODOT displayed one message reminding drivers that life is “fra-gee-lay," a reference to a popular holiday movie “A Christmas Story.”

Residents can submit their ideas for messages to display on ODOT boards across the state here. The submission has a character limit: 17 characters for each of the three available lines - 51 characters total.