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I-475 cracks require additional construction

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I-475 is cracking.  After 3 years of construction and a 67-million dollar price tag, the section of I-475 between Douglas Road and the 75 split has one inch wide cracks running right down the middle of the new pavement, both Eastbound and Westbound.  It's significant enough that O-DOT crews will be drilling down to take samples of the pavement to see what is causing it.  "We are taking this very seriously," said Theresa Pollick, O-DOT Spokesperson.  "After spending 3 years on this project, we want to make sure it's in good working order."   Engineers will have to wait until the pavement warms up before they take the samples.  That will determine whether it's caused by the notably harsh winter this year, or a problem with the materials used to build the road.  At this point, it's too early to say what the repairs will cost.  Or if there will be any additional cost to tax-payers. 

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