Stories tagged with: Doug Davis

July 16, 2014 - 12:39pm
1 week 17 hours ago

Roadway problems that were thought to be understood in the Eastpointe Industrial Park have taken a turn.

It was believed that a slip was forming in the roadway, but Muskingum County Engineer Doug Davis told Port Authority Wednesday morning that there are actually other issues causing the problem.

"What the engineer said was that it's really a consolidation of the soils, so it's not really a slip or a slide based on what we think we know right now," said Port...

May 16, 2014 - 11:14am
9 weeks 5 days ago

A hole in the deck of a bridge catches the attention of the Muskingum County Engineer.

The Cannelville Road bridge off of 555 has a new feature...steel plates. The plates were placed on the east end of the bridge after an emergency inspection. While on the surface it may look like just a hole in the asphalt, it's a sign of a bigger issue.

"The asphalt is somewhat rigid. If it's developed a hole in that structure that mean that there's a hole much larger than that, that is...

May 7, 2014 - 6:06pm
11 weeks 16 hours ago

 The failure of the five dollar motor license tax during yesterday's primary was a disappointing result for the Muskingum County Engineers Office.

County Engineer Doug Davis says the additional revenue for road repair, maintenance and improvement would have aided significantly in the engineers office efforts to maintain road and bridge infrastructure.

"We had such a rough winter, last winter we spent a little over $400,000 on ice and snow, which is more than twice as...

April 22, 2014 - 11:06am
13 weeks 1 day ago

The age of over 200 of Muskingum County's 400 plus bridges are 50 years old or more.

The Muskingum County Engineer said he's spent the last decade years of working to repair these structures to extend their life span, but there comes a time where a repair won't fix the bridge and federal money can't go to bridges 20 feet or less. The cost of material is also on the rise.

"Our concrete, our asphalt, the steel that we buy for our structures they're not what they used to be,...

March 5, 2014 - 4:11pm
20 weeks 16 hours ago

NACO, the National Association of Counties, met in Washington D.C. this week to discuss the shortfalls in local as well as national transportation improvemts. The Muskingum County Engineer was among those on the trasportation board.

A highlight of discusson was Congressional Bill MAP21, or Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century. With it is set to expire in September this year, Muskingum county will lose $30 million in Federal funding for roads and bridges if the bill is not...

January 24, 2014 - 7:22pm
25 weeks 5 days ago

The Muskingum County Engineer's office is finding innovative ways to stretch their winter salt supply.

Muskingum County Engineer, Doug Davis says that every year his office is given a estimated 4.9 million dollar budget. He says they are carefully rationing the amount of money they use on salt in order to have funds left over for summer projects.

"We have one budget. That budget pays for salt, pays for sand, pays for tires, pays for fuel, pays for bridges, pays for asphalt,...

December 19, 2013 - 7:01pm
30 weeks 6 days ago

The Muskingum County Commissioner's are deciding on whether or not an extra $10 fee should be added onto license plates.

The Commissioner's met with Muskingum County Engineer Doug Davis on Thursday to discuss the possibility. Commissioner Jim Porter says no decision has been made on the permissive license plate tax as of yet.

"I believe in our conversation this morning, we would like to meet in the new year, discuss maybe putting it on the ballot or even a...

November 13, 2013 - 11:03pm
36 weeks 12 hours ago

Wednesday evening the County Commissioners invited the public to an informational forum to educate them about the possibility of raising license plate fees.

According to Muskingum County Engineer, Doug Davis' presentation Wednesday evening, there are 415 bridges in the county. 36% of these bridges are considered functionally obsolete, meaning they are aged and do not meet today's standards and 18% are structurally deficient, meaning the bridge is weakening and prone to flooding.

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August 19, 2013 - 11:49am
48 weeks 2 days ago

Muskingum County's Engineer met with commissioners to discuss ways to pay for roadwork within the county.

Through Ohio Public Works county engineer Doug Davis said they'll apply for grants to take care of some paving projects. Davis also wants the commissioners approval to apply for a zero percent interest loan for $500,000. The money would be used to buy materials to start work on area bridges.

"Our structures in our county are aging and we do that inventory annually. We...

May 24, 2013 - 5:50pm
1 year 8 weeks ago

After the collapse of the Interstate 5 bridge in Washington State, Bridge safety is at the heart of discussion nationwide.

Muskingum County Engineer, Doug Davis says with lack of funds, keeping local bridges safe and updated is getting more difficult every year.

"It's getting so tough on the infrastructure across the nation because the federal transportation bill does not give enough funding for what we need. We're not trying to expand in Muskingum County. What we are trying...

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