Stories tagged with: ODOT

April 19, 2010 - 5:40pm
4 years 12 weeks ago

There may be some back-ups along Interstate 70 in Muskingum County over the next couple of weeks.

ODOT says one lane of traffic will be restricted between nine a.m. and three p.m. for construction of a structure on Moose Eye Road. Once that project is completed, it will then move onto construction at Zane Grey Road.

O-DOT says it hopes to have this lane restriction lifted sometime next month, weather permitting.

April 17, 2010 - 10:02pm
4 years 12 weeks ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation wants to reduce the number of accidents that take place in work zones.

It says motorists need to slow down in these areas and pay attention to their surroundings so they don't get hurt and construction works don't get hurt either. To get out the message, ODOT plans to light buildings across the state in orange, starting tomorrow at eight p.m.

There were about five thousand accidents in work zones last year and that resulted in 13 people dying...

April 13, 2010 - 5:19pm
4 years 13 weeks ago

Local drivers are aware of the headaches along Maple Avenue in Zanesville.

So, the Ohio Department of Transportation is teaming up with city officials to make the road less hectic and safer.

"It's one of the worst roads as far as traffic accidents in the state of Ohio. So, something has to be done, " says ODOT Deputy Director Karl Newman.

There have been more than 70 accidents along Maple Avenue over the past three years. A 2007 study indicated some of the problem...

April 12, 2010 - 4:16pm
4 years 13 weeks ago

There's two upcoming road closures that Licking County residents need to be aware of.

State Route 13 from Riverview Drive to Deo Drive will be closed this Friday from 8 p.m. through 6 a.m. the following Monday.

It will close again the following Friday, April 23rd at 8 p.m. through 6 a.m. Monday, April 26th. However this time, it will be close between Waterwork Road and Deo Drive.

ODOT says crews will be focusing on a storm sewer, traffic signals, and the addition of...

April 8, 2010 - 12:53pm
4 years 13 weeks ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation is kicking off its construction season with a bang. It will be awarding two billion dollars in construction projects across the state that will reach every county. ODOT District Five employees, which covers five local counties, made the exciting announcement this morning at its headquarters in Jacksontown.

"This is truly a celebration for the state of Ohio because this is the largest transportation construction season in state history, "...

April 8, 2010 - 12:48pm
4 years 13 weeks ago

ODOT is also using this time to remind motorists about safety in construction zones.

When driving, it wants people to slow down and to be aware of their surroundings.

"There's a lot of distractions in the work zones whether it;s the weather, the cones, or the repathing of traffic, " says ODOT Public Information spokeswoman, Kate Stickle.

ODOT isn't just concerned about drivers but the construction workers on the site as well. 13 workers were killed in work zones...

April 7, 2010 - 5:45pm
4 years 14 weeks ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation says it wants to "ignite Ohio's economic engine."

It's investing about two billion dollars in construction this year that will cover 16 hundred projects in every county. Some of these projects include: interstate repairs, resurfacing; bridge and culvert upgrades, walkways and biking improvements, and even some waterway projects.

The largest investment, at 450 million dollars, will take place along Interstate 90 in Cleveland.

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April 6, 2010 - 6:12pm
4 years 14 weeks ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation says it wants to make school zones safer for students.

So, it is investing 11 million dollars that will fund 66 projects across the state. The money will be used to build new sidewalks, to replace crosswalk signs, to increase the law enforcement presence in school zones, and to teach students about roadway safety.

This is the largest investment ODOT has made, targeting school zones since 2004.

April 4, 2010 - 4:15pm
4 years 14 weeks ago

State Route 643 in Coshocton County will be getting some work done tomorrow.

It's expected to be closed from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at mile marker 3.99 between Township Road 212 and Township Road 189.

The Ohio Department of Transportation says crews will be replacing a culvert.

April 4, 2010 - 4:10pm
4 years 14 weeks ago

Licking County drivers need to be aware of two upcoming closures at the Buena Vista ramps in Newark.

ODOT says they are designed to increase safety during the State Route 16/State Route 79 Improvement Project.

The westbound ramp will close tomorrow while the eastbound ramp will wait to close next Monday, April 12th.

Crews are working on both pavement and bridge work.

The ramps are set to re-open in late September.

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