Stories tagged with: construction zone

July 27, 2011 - 4:19pm
2 years 51 weeks ago

The busiest road in Zanesville is about to get a lot worse -- thanks to a big re-paving project.

Maple Avenue will be resurfaced from Adair Avenue through Shannon Road, a stretch of almost 10 miles. Construction is set to begin Wednesday and not be finished until the end of October. ODOT District Deputy Director Joseph Rutherford said construction will take place during the day hours due to over head electrical wiring posing a safety concern to dump trucks underneath if not seen....

April 30, 2010 - 4:46pm
4 years 12 weeks ago

Construction zones are already a dangerous place. Add distracted drivers to the mix and it could end up deadly.

That's why Ohio safety experts are taking aim at motorists who are using cell phones while driving through highway construction zones.

It's called "No Phones in Construction Zones" and is a part of a national effort started by Oprah Winfrey.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a recent study found that 71-percent of people...

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