Stories tagged with: ODOT

April 6, 2010 - 6:12pm
4 years 20 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 21 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 21 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.

February 27, 2010 - 1:50am
4 years 26 weeks ago

One lane of Interstate 70 westbound is closed after an accident.

It happened around 10 p.m. near mile marker 145.

ODOT spokeswoman Kate Stickle says a semi crashed, which has caused crews to close the passing lane.

Stickle says she expects that lane to re-open around 1 a.m.

We'll bring you more information as it becomes available.



February 15, 2010 - 9:48pm
4 years 27 weeks ago

 The Granville Post of the State Highway Patrol is on the scene of a 14 car pile-up. A dispatcher says 12 cars slide off Interstate 70 in Licking County and 2 trucks jack-knifed.

It happened around 7:30 p.m. just east of Ohio 310 near mile marker 119.

ODOT spokeswoman Kate Stickle says the incident isn't causing any lane closures but drivers should be prepared for major delays.

No injuries are being reported. 

We'll bring you more information as it becomes...

February 15, 2010 - 7:11pm
4 years 27 weeks ago

Since February 1st, ODOT has used more than 2,400 hours of manpower, 16,000 tons of brine, and 18,000 tons of other materials to treat roadways.

It has about 20-crews working 12 hour shifts that are trying to keep the roads clear.

"They had a very tedious job of the snowflakes coming at them, especially when there's larger snowflakes or wind involved with the shifting of the flakes. There's whiteouts they can come into. So, it is very hard on them, but they are good and...

February 6, 2010 - 11:11pm
4 years 29 weeks ago

The snow may be done, but crews were working all day and continue to work into tonight, treating snow and slush-covered roadways.

WHIZ's Emily Baird took a ride in one of ODOT's trucks to talk with a snowplow driver and to see the winter storm through his eyes.

It was a busy night for ODOT in Muskingum County.

"It was snowing pretty heavy at times. We treated (the roads) several times and plowed all night long, " says Snowplow driver Rick Pfeifer.


February 4, 2010 - 5:59pm
4 years 29 weeks ago

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for our area and the Ohio Department of Transporation says its road ready.

ODOT spokeswoman, Kate Stickle, says the rain predicted to hit before the snow is causing a minor problem.

"But this storm is unique, it is forecasted in that it will be rain before the snow hits so we wont be brining because the snow would wash off the brine," says Stickle.

But ODOT is readying their snow plows with...

February 3, 2010 - 6:39pm
4 years 29 weeks ago

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for our area that will go into effect Friday afternoon and last through Saturday.

There's the potential for a moderate snowfall, and ODOT is already ahead of the game, tracking the storm. It has a team of forecasters located at its central office.

"They will explain that there is a weather system heading our way and tell them what kind of system it is, " says Public Information Officer Kate Stickle.


January 28, 2010 - 12:40pm
4 years 30 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...

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