The Ohio Department of Transportation constructs and maintains the state transportation system. Generally, we are responsible for interstate routes, as well as state and federal routes outside of municipalities.
The state of Ohio is a "home rule" state, which means that municipalities are responsible for all roadways within their own municipal limits – including roads that are part of the state or federal system. For any concerns regarding roadways within municipalities, please contact the municipality responsible.
Most maintenance concerns are typically handled locally by ODOT forces in each county. Using the information below or our contact form will ensure your concern is routed to the appropriate personnel in the timeliest manner.
Common Highway Maintenance, Safety, and Travel Resources
Damage Claims, Potholes, and Roadway Defects
Learn how to report potholes and debris on Ohio's highways and file damage claims.
A little litter is a big problem. Learn more about our Adopt-A-Highway program, a volunteer program that supplements our crews' efforts to keep our highways clean.
ODOT maintains rest areas along highways within our oversight. These rest areas are open to the traveling public and the trucking community as a safe place to take a break.
Learn more about our highway safety program and initiatives, including Safe Routes to School and other local safety funding programs.
Snow and Ice Concerns
ODOT's winter weather response is largely managed at a county level. Learn more about our practices and find local contacts.
Traffic Information, Road Closures, and Maps
Additional resources on construction projects and traffic impacts, plus live traffic information, traffic cameras, maps, and more.
The Ohio Turnpike is a toll road and is operated and maintained by the Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission -- an agency independent of ODOT.