Bridge replacements will soon shut down two area roadways.
The Ohio Department of Transportation has announced that work will begin on Monday July 7th on the second bridge on State Route 666 located near Bateman Road. The construction will close the section of State Route 666 for the duration of the project which is expected to be completed by October of this year. Traffic will be detoured via State Route 60 to State Route 208 and then back on to State Route...
The Muskingum County Engineer's Office announced that Meadow Farm Church Road will be closed on Monday, June 23rd for cross-culvert replacement. The closure will occur between Coopermill Road and Old Coopermill Road from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
You should plan your route accordingly and allow more time to reach your destination if necessary. The project will be weather permitting. If you have any questions, you can contact the Muskingum County...
The Muskingum County Engineer reminds residents that Green Valley Road will close next week.
The roadway will close on Monday April, 21 for a seven week bridge replacement. The closure occurs between State Route 313 and Pine Lake Road. The engineers offices asks you to plan your route accordingly and allow more time to reach your destination.
Matt Russell, Administrative Deputy at the Muskingum County Engineer's Office, says the MCEO currently has 300 tons of salt left to last them until the end of winter. Typically the Muskingum County Engineer's Office uses 3,000 to 4,000 tons of salt a year. This year, that number has nearly doubled to 6,000 tons. Russell says because they have maxed out their state contract, it's unlikely they will order more salt.
"You'd have to pay more if you can actually get it,...
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.