A small part of downtown Zanesville will soon be receiving a makeover.
Fifth Street will be seeing changes after the city received grants from the Ohio Department of Transportation and Public Works. The project is estimated at $ 1.8 million but the city only had to pay for a small portion of the work out of pocket. Public Service Director, Mike Sims says the work done will be similar to the changes on Main Street and Sixth Street.
After such a mild season last winter, the City of Zanesville had an overage of salt and struggled with where to store this excess.
The city is required to buy 80% of the total bid amount that the city placed with the Ohio Department of Transportation the year before. Prices vary from year to year because they are dependent on the weather of the winter prior, therefore, due to the quiet winter last year, the reflective price was lower.
Another storm is heading our way and ODOT trucks are ready to hit the roads.
Crews are all set to hit the highways and will stay out until the storm passes. Sixteen trucks will be out to handle whatever this storm will bring our way.
"We'll wind up pre-treating some of our bad spots, go ahead and hit some interstates and bridges, it gives us a little leg up on an event, before we leave here today we'll pre-load our trucks with brine, with salt they're all fueled up and we'll...
It looks like we are going to get our first real taste of winter and the Ohio Department of Transportation says it's ready to go.
ODOT Muskingum County manager Phil Valentine says the crews are ready to go. The salt bins are full and the plows are on standby.
"We're going to be using a salt and a salt brine mix with it we would have done a little bit of pre-treating but with the rain it's pretty much going to wash that away. We're worried about the temperatures...
State troopers said three tractor trailers crashed and significantly damaged a highway bridge in Guernsey County, blocking westbound traffic near the intersection of two busy interstates.
The collision happened around 11p.m. Monday night on Interstate 70 near Cambridge, just west of where the high links to I-77. Trooper Kyle Shirer said that the crash occurred when one driver hit his brakes, lost control of his truck and jack knifed, blocking the bridge and creating significant damage...