Stories tagged with: construction

August 4, 2011 - 2:50pm
2 years 48 weeks ago

The busiest road in Zanesville is now on it's way to getting a lot worse- before it gets better.

Maple Avenue's resurfacing project began Wednesday. The project will have two stages- beginning at the north end of the project near Route 60 and Shannon Road then slowly continue South to Adair Avenue. 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.
Construction should near the busiest...

July 27, 2011 - 4:19pm
2 years 49 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....

May 10, 2011 - 5:42pm
3 years 8 weeks ago

Plans to make the Nelson T. Gant House in Zanesville an official museum are well underway.

It was a proud day for the Nelson T. Gant Committee who has spent the last three years working on the home. In order for it to become a historical preservation, they must remove the 19th century additions. With limited funding, it took some time to begin demolition.

"By keeping this historical, the community can gain so much learn from so much from him and it's good that the children...

November 18, 2010 - 7:40pm
3 years 33 weeks ago

The largest construction season in the history of the state is wrapping up.

$2 billion was invested into 1,600 Ohio projects, including interstate repairs, resurfacing, and bridge and culvert replacements.

"We had a lot of crews, a lot of contractors, and i know they were all very satisfied with the work they received. Everything turned out just great, " says District 5 Highway Management Administrator, Rick Williams.

Williams says thanks to a relatively dry...

November 15, 2010 - 7:34pm
3 years 34 weeks ago

Students may be in the new Zanesville City Schools' buildings, but there's still work to be done on the outside.

The district had hoped the new landscape would be done by now along with the construction of the new parking lot at the high school, but a few snags have put them behind schedule. Crews ran into some rock they had to break and dig up before they could lay down concrete for the sidewalk. Then all they have left to do is crush some stone and lay down the blacktop.

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September 5, 2010 - 3:41pm
3 years 44 weeks ago

Bridge construction will begin this Tuesday on a road in Perry County.

Crews from Shelly and Sands out of Zanesville will be working on State Route 668 at mile marker one. Drivers will not be able to access the road for 60 days, starting one mile south of Maxville through one mile north of the Perry-Hocking County line.

ODOT Public Information Officer, Kate Stickle, says the project is aimed at making the structure sound and safe for drivers to use.

It's expected to last...

July 26, 2010 - 4:53pm
3 years 50 weeks ago

The Zanesville City Schools administration says don't expect any delays from the construction of three new buildings in the district.

Classes will start, as scheduled.

"So, all those who have rumors that we aren't going to start until the 20th or the 13th, make sure you get to bed early on the 6th because you need to be at work on the 7th, " says Construction Liason, Darrell Lear.

There are only some odds-and-ends left to prepare the buildings.

"Most...

July 21, 2010 - 5:36pm
3 years 50 weeks ago

An Interstate 70 repavement project begins Wednesday night in Muskingum County.

The nine-mile stretch will start at the east Zanesville corporation limit and go through State Route 797, which is also referred to as the Airport Road/Sonora Road exit.

District 5 ODOT Public Information Officer, Kate Stickle, says drivers can expect delays both at night and during the day as crews work to repave both the eastbound and westbound lanes.

The project costs a total of $7 million...

July 11, 2010 - 5:53pm
4 years 20 hours ago

Construction in Licking County is going to impact some drivers' commutes.

A $2.1 million project starts tomorrow in Newark. Crews will focus their efforts on the State Route 16 and 21st Street Interchange. The Ohio Department of Transportation says to accommodate traffic, it will be widening the east and westbound ramps and making adjustments to the 21st Street turning lane. The project will last through the end of November.

ODOT says it's looking to improve safety on the State...

July 3, 2010 - 3:45pm
4 years 1 week ago

As you head to your destinations during this holiday weekend, you should be aware of some orange objects you may encounter on the roadways.

While road work has been suspended through Monday to celebrate the Fourth of July, the Ohio Department of Transportation says construction barriers will remain in place. It's asking drivers to reduce speed, watch for narrowing lanes, and avoid lane shifting in these areas.

9 people died this time last year in accidents and more than 550...

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