Stories tagged with: ODOT

May 16, 2010 - 7:08pm
4 years 10 weeks ago

You will begin to see ODOT's orange cones along State Route 555 in South Zanesville tomorrow.

Crews will begin work on a project that is intended to widen and improve the roadway.

Public Information Officer, Kate Stickle, says delays shouldn't be expected until mid-June. That's when construction will force the road to be closed for 70 days. It is expected to be completed at the end of August.

The project is worth more than 900 thousand dollars.

May 16, 2010 - 7:06pm
4 years 10 weeks ago

High Street in Hebron is about to get a makeover.

A road work project will replace curb ramps, repave the road, and install signs. It begins tomorrow.

ODOT Public Information Officer, Kate Stickle, says traffic shouldn't be affected until mid-August when the road will be repaved.

It's an almost 350 thousand dollar project that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is funding.

May 15, 2010 - 9:32pm
4 years 11 weeks ago

The city of Newark will see some road work this Tuesday.

Crews will be repaving Locust Street, Hudson Avenue, and State Route 13. That project will start around seven a.m. and last through Wednesday night, weather permitting.

ODOT says its part of the Hudson/13/16 Safety Project that is an upgrade. When completed, it's worth about three million dollars.

May 6, 2010 - 3:56pm
4 years 12 weeks ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation is reporting the death of one of it's own workers.

Shawn Blubaugh was killed Thursday while working on Route 36 in Knox County. He and his teammates were doing routine tree and shrubbery work.

ODOT safety experts are working with the state patrol to determine what happened.

Blubaugh had been a highway technician with ODOT since 2002.

May 4, 2010 - 7:19pm
4 years 12 weeks ago

Zane Grey Road in Norwich is closing tomorrow.

ODOT Public Information Officer, Kate Stickle, says crews will focus on the road's bridge, which runs over Interstate 70. It will also force one lane restrictions on the interstate between nine a.m. and three p.m.

Work is expected to be completed by the end of May.

It's part of an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act project that also included improvements to the Moose Eye Road bridge. That portion of the project just...

May 4, 2010 - 7:17pm
4 years 12 weeks ago

Construction in Licking County is pushing new traffic patterns on drivers, starting today.

It's part of a widening and relocation project along State Route 161/State Route 37.

ODOT Public Information Officer, Kate Stickle, says those traveling west are riding on the new half of the four lane highway that was put in, but only the driving lane is open. If you are traveling east, there is a restriction as well. The driving lane is the only one open on that half of the highway too....

May 2, 2010 - 9:45pm
4 years 12 weeks ago

Drivers traveling along Interstate 77 in Guernsey County will not be able to use the park and rest areas on both the north and southbound sides. They are located by the State Route 313 exit, near mile marker 40.

The closure will start Monday for remodeling, and both areas are not expected to be in use until late-August.

ODOT Public Information Officer, Kate Stickle, suggests using alternate rest areas in Washington County at mile marker 3 or using the rest area in Tuscarawus...

May 1, 2010 - 8:00pm
4 years 13 weeks ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation is asking for input on Phase 2 of the State Route 60 Safety Project.

It will be holding a meeting this Wednesday at Secrest Auditorium from four to six p.m. for all to attend.

ODOT and Zanesville city workers will be focusing on ideas for Dresden Road, the intersection of Brown Road and Maple Avenue, and three designs for the Bethesda Drive, Balls Lane, and Maple Avenue intersections.

April 25, 2010 - 4:41pm
4 years 13 weeks ago

Some Perry and Fairfield county drivers will need to take a detour through the village of Bremen.

ODOT is beginning construction and State Route 664 and Main Street tomorrow. The project is expected to be completed in late October, weather permitting.

Public Information Officer, Kate Stickle, says the intent of the project is to improve safety at the intersection. It has hired a contractor out of Thornville to work on the more than 250 thousand dollar project.

Drivers will...

April 21, 2010 - 6:08pm
4 years 14 weeks ago

Drivers will encounter a lot of construction zones this spring and summer, especially after ODOT announced its plan to work on two billion dollars in projects a couple of weeks ago.

Because there were five thousand accidents in these areas last year alone, with 18 hundred of those involving injuries and 13 drivers killed, ODOT is asking people to "slow for the cone zone."

"Put my foot on the brake. Slow down a little bit. Relax. Try to stay in the proper lane that...

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