Stories tagged with: ODOT

June 3, 2013 - 5:31am
1 year 5 weeks ago

 The Ohio Department of Transportation helps some school districts in the state of Ohio to create a safe way to get to school. 

The "Safe Routes to School Program" will fund 58 projects throughout the state. The money helps to create physical improvements to infrastructure within two miles of the schools, teach children and care givers about transportation choices such as biking, work with local law enforcement to ensure traffic laws are enforced in the vicinity of...

May 23, 2013 - 5:15pm
1 year 6 weeks ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation met with Muskingum County Commissioners Thursday to discuss projects for 2013.

District 5 Deputy Director. Joe Rutherford says they have an informational meeting at least once a year to keep the commissioners updated on the work they plan to complete. This year a new entrance for Genesis - Bethsda hospital will happen.

"We will be building the new entrance way into their hospital in conjunction with their big expansion and were very...

May 17, 2013 - 8:00pm
1 year 7 weeks ago

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.

"It will include decorative lighting and...

March 26, 2013 - 4:28pm
1 year 15 weeks ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation today released preliminary results from a safety study about Maple Avenue in Zanesville.

O-DOT says the three year study shows that the concrete medians installed in 2009 between Military Road and Country Club Drive have lead to a 47% decrease in crashes.

Captain Tony Coury of Zanesville Police Department said, "ODOT said they wanted to put a center median was because we had so many crashes involved with vehicles that were turning,...

February 22, 2013 - 5:06am
1 year 19 weeks ago

Ohio Department of Transportation crews are already out on our roadways trying to take care of the latest round of winter weather in our area.

Friday morning in Muskingum County 20 crews are out trying to clear roadways. Those numbers are similar in Perry, Guernsey and Coshocton Counties.

According to Buckeyetraffic.org, moderate snow and ice is being reported on the roadways, so make sure to take it slow.

February 4, 2013 - 9:46pm
1 year 22 weeks ago

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. 

Mike Sims, Zanesville Public...

February 4, 2013 - 3:16pm
1 year 22 weeks ago

Muskingum County can breath a sigh of relief when it comes to funding a local bridge project.

The county first believed that they would have to pay over $900,000 out of pocket to replace the Grant Cliff Bridge.

In a meeting Monday, with the Ohio Department of Transportation an agreement was reached where the county will pay up to $600,000 for the project.

"Any change orders, utility problems, any of that ODOT is going to take care of those issues," explained...

December 28, 2012 - 6:06pm
1 year 27 weeks ago

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...

December 20, 2012 - 7:43pm
1 year 28 weeks ago

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...

May 15, 2012 - 5:47am
2 years 8 weeks ago

Motorists should be aware of intermittent lane and ramp closures taking place on Interstate 70 in downtown Zanesville, Tuesday.

The closures are due to the bridge inspection to the Muskingum River Bridge. The following areas will be affected:

6th Street to I-70 on ramp

I-70 West off ramp to Maple Avenue

Maple Avenue to I-70 East on ramp

Commissioner Street to I-70 East on ramp

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