Stories tagged with: ODOT

January 28, 2010 - 12:40pm
4 years 11 weeks ago

ODOT crews have been busy the past few weeks keeping our roads clear and right now we are in the coldest part of winter, so you can bet on days like today the salt crews are out.

Kate Stickle from District Five of the Ohio Department of Transportation said they have been monitoring the storms and still have plenty of salt. She said they are looking forward to getting through February and March but so far they are where they should be with their salt supply. Stickle said their goal is...

January 7, 2010 - 8:54pm
4 years 14 weeks ago

The snow is coming down, and it's providing a challenge to crews that are trying to treat roadways.

ODOT spokeswoman Kate Stickle says employees are scheduled on 12 and 16 hour shifts, and crews have been monitoring the storm for several days.

"We have a great weather system we use through our central office. They monitor the system as well as our county managers at every county garage. They monitor the systems. Their transportation managers monitor it, " says Stickle...

January 6, 2010 - 7:05pm
4 years 14 weeks ago

The lake-effect snow is finally settling down, but it has kept ODOT crews busy over the past several days.

That means a lot of trucks have been re-stocking on salt to treat the the area's interstates, US routes, and state routes.

"We've used about 50% of our salt capacity here at Muskingum County. We have 1500 pounds in order, " says ODOT spokeswoman Kate Stickle.

Stickle says since the snow has been off and on and temperatures have been cold enough to have to...

December 14, 2009 - 5:41pm
4 years 18 weeks ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation says this Sunday's icy weather didn't catch them off-guard. Our local district had a meeting last Friday to go over the forecast and prepare crews for the slick conditions.

ODOT spokeswoman Kate Stickle says it looks as though Knox and Coshocton counties had the worst icing. That prompted crews to put more salt on US routes, state routes, and the interstates.

Stickle says it can be difficult for drivers to decipher between rain and ice. So,...

October 23, 2009 - 11:25am
4 years 25 weeks ago

As the cold temperatures creep up on us the Ohio Department of Transportation is getting ready for old man winter.

Over the next few weeks O-DOT teams are inspecting, testing and fine-tuning all their equipment.

"Our trucks and equipment are prepared. We also send our crews through a snow and ice school and it's a refresher course for them to make sure they know the best tactics for the snow season,"says Kate Stickle of District 5 Communications....

October 9, 2009 - 1:00pm
4 years 27 weeks ago

Numerous property owners on State Route 666 and Old Adamsville Road complaining of property damage due to trucks accessing the Eastpointe Business Park, may see some relief.

The Executive Director of the Transportation Improvement Board says the truckers using GPS are being told to take the roadways, new signs will be placed on Interstate 70 east and west by the Ohio Department of Transportation to direct truckers to use the Adamsville exit as a means of getting into the park.


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