The Ohio Department of Transportation County Manager, Phil Valentine, says a degree or two in temperature makes all the difference when it comes to winter storms and how bad the roads get. Valentine says ODOT's primary focus is keeping the roads salted and free of ice.
"It looks like we've got a strong possibility of having some sleet so we're preparing our trucks today, going ahead and pre-loading with brine and we're gonna monitor the storm throughout the night and then try to...
The Ohio Department of Transportation reports State Route 666 will close near Riverside Park between Buckeye Drive and Neil Avenue in Zanesville on Thursday, July 25 for one day for brush cutting operations.
ODOT’s Muskingum County crew will be partnering with American Electric Power to remove brush and overhanging trees that may be obstructing overhead power lines, as well as the roadway. This operation will close the road Thursday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
During the slow traffic due to the accident Wednesday afternoon, motorists may have noticed signs posted on the side of the interstate alerting drivers that a popular exit in Zanesville will be closed for the next 60 days.
Beginning next Monday, The Ohio Department of Transportation will be performing a bridge rehabilitation project, for the Westbound Maple Avenue exit ramp.
"With bridge rehabilitation, it's just going in and making any necessary repairs that need...
This summer is shaping up to be a busy construction season for the Ohio Department of Transportation.
On Thursday District 5 Deputy Director Joseph Rutherford provided the Muskingum County Commissioners with an update. He said upcoming projects include resurfacing U.S. 22 from Airport Road to New Concord, parking lot resurfacing at Dillon State Park, and replacing bridges at Three Towers Road and North Leedom on State Route 146.
The storm kept the Ohio Department of Transportation busy. Twenty trucks salted and plowed Muskingum County roads through Saturday afternoon.
ODOT Transportation Manager for Muskingum County Raymond Dailey said the wintry mix made it difficult for crews to stick with a plan since there's different protocol for rain, sleet and snow. He said ODOT always takes traffic volume into consideration when developing the routes.
A sudden burst of winter weather is keeping the Ohio Department of Transportation on its toes, and more could be on the way.
ODOT Transportation Manager for Muskingum County Raymond Dailey said crews were not expecting temperatures to dip into single digits overnight, which makes salt less efficient on the roadways. Dailey said ODOT was still able to clean up the mess before the morning traffic rush, but now he's already looking ahead to the next obstacle - ice.
Southeast Ohio is expected to see its first snowfall Thursday night, and the Ohio Department of Transportation is preparing for what could be a messy morning commute on Friday.
Transportation Administrator for Muskingum County Raymond Dailey said his workers are getting the trucks ready by filling them up with fuel and checking the tire pressure. He said the rain limits how much preparation can be done before the storm hits.
Four roadway projects in Muskingum County will be reviewed for possible funding.
The Ohio Public Works District Sub Committee met Monday morning to discuss nine roadway projects needing attention. The committee selected four of the projects most likely to be approved for the Ohio Public Works funding. The final decision will be based on a number of criteria, including the need of the project, the area it affects and the readiness to proceed.