Stories tagged with: ODOT

October 31, 2011 - 3:20pm
2 years 42 weeks ago

The first signs of colder weather are fast approaching. The Ohio Department of Transportation is already gearing up to keep your winter commute clear and safe this winter season.

Snow and ice team members have already stocked salt and other snow melting equipment, in addition to double-checking trucks and equipment to assure an easy start to the season.

"Right now we do not anticipate any salt shortage all of our inventories are currently stalked up," said Muskingum...

October 31, 2011 - 12:50pm
2 years 42 weeks ago

It's looking as if the Northpointe slip repair project won't meet deadline and will be delayed in reopening.

At a tense meeting Monday, officials from the Ohio Department of Transportation, the Muskingum County Commissioners, the County Engineer and members of the project design team met to iron out discrepancies in project costs and options in finishing the project.

It was discussed the possibility of adding a curtain drain, as well as removing more soil. At debate was the...

September 20, 2011 - 4:49am
2 years 48 weeks ago

An interstate semi accident is causing headaches for motorists and authorities Tuesday morning.

The Ohio Department of Transportation said that one lane of I-70 west in Guernsey County is closed between Old Washington and Quaker City due to a vehicle crash.

The State Highway Patrol said that a semi went through a guardrail, leaving the trailer on the highway while the cab went over an embankment.

It's estimated the lane will reopen by 6pm Tuesday evening. Motorists should...

September 5, 2011 - 2:13pm
2 years 50 weeks ago

Several road projects are and will be underway in Muskingum County within the next month.

Those projects include a new traffic signal at the intersection of State Route 60 and 208.

Also the resurfacing of SR 60 from Millers Lane north of Duncan Falls to Main Street in Zanesville as well as Adair Avenue to Shannon Road.

Four lanes of I-70 will also be resurfaced from the US 22/ SR 40 interchange to the Guernsey County line.

Motorists should expect delays in these areas...

August 11, 2011 - 12:42pm
3 years 1 week ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation is alerting motorists of an upcoming ramp closure on Interstate 70 in Muskingum County.

ODOT says starting Saturday at 3:00 a.m. the State Route 83 Eastbound I-70 on ramp will be closed so that crews can make necessary concrete repairs as part of the I-70 resurfacing project.

The ramp will be closed until Sunday at 3:00 a.m.

Message signs are in place letting motorists know about this one night closure and...

August 6, 2011 - 3:18pm
3 years 2 weeks ago

The "Y" Bridge Arts Festival came to a close this evening proving to be a major success after only its third year.

Shortly after Coordinator and Artist Linda Regula moved to Zanesville she approached the Mayor, County Commissioners and ODOT for permission to shut down the 'Y' Bridge and to celebrate the local artists. She said despite their first reaction it was only about 2 months later she was granted permission. She said the first year was not easy and only 15 tents...

June 1, 2011 - 3:57am
3 years 11 weeks ago

The Zanesville Highway Patrol says the westbound lanes of I-70 were shut down early Wednesday morning after two semi tractor trailers were involved in an accident. It happened just before 3:00 a.m. two miles West of New Concord. Troopers say 42-year-old Timothy Lindquist of Mountain Home, Nebraska failed to maintain assured clear distance and struck another semi in front of him. That truck was driven by 44-year-old Santos Ernesto of Miami, Florida. Troopers say the drivers and one...

May 27, 2011 - 4:46pm
3 years 11 weeks ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation will begin a $265,000 project next week on State Route 146 just west of Northpointe Drive which will cause delays for motorists.

On Tuesday May 31st beginning at 7 a.m.,weather permitting, crews will start bridge work on State Route 146 with a scheduled completion date of July 15th.

A single lane of traffic will be maintained at all times through the use of a concrete barrier wall and temporary traffic signals.

A vehicle width...

May 27, 2011 - 2:20pm
3 years 12 weeks ago

The resurfacing of Maple Avenue is set to take place August first.

The work, which is being done by ODOT, will effect Maple from Adair Avenue to Fairview Road. While the work may cause a headache for drivers, District 5 Deputy Director, Joe Rutherford, says it will be a vast improvement.

"There's no question that the work will affect the time it takes for a motorist to get up and down Maple Avenue." said Rutherford. "But the contractors we have on board these days...

May 26, 2011 - 6:16pm
3 years 12 weeks ago

Muskingum county residents can expect to see traffic delays and orange barrels all summer long.

The Ohio Department of Transportation met with the Muskingum County Commissioners Thursday afternoon to review the construction projects going on this summer. District 5 Deputy Director, Joe Rutherford, says there are around $21 million worth of projects scheduled for Muskingum County this year.

"One of the biggest projects will be the resurfacing of I-70, basically from...

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