Stories tagged with: Ohio Department of Transportation

July 24, 2013 - 7:07am
1 year 4 weeks ago

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.


July 17, 2013 - 6:35pm
1 year 5 weeks ago

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...

May 17, 2012 - 6:02pm
2 years 14 weeks ago

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 way we prioritize highway...

February 24, 2012 - 5:38pm
2 years 26 weeks ago

Motorists travelling through downtown Zanesville need to be aware of a ramp closure next week.

The Ohio Department of Transportation announced  that on Monday and Tuesday between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day, the 6th Street entrance ramp to westbound I-70 will be closed.

Crews will be making bridge repairs , weather permitting.

The closure will not affect motorists on I-70 exiting onto Maple Avenue.

Those on 6th...

January 21, 2012 - 5:56pm
2 years 31 weeks ago

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.

"We have three different priority routes,...

January 20, 2012 - 6:34pm
2 years 31 weeks ago

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.


January 12, 2012 - 6:13pm
2 years 32 weeks ago

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.

"We won't be able to pre-treat since it's...

January 3, 2012 - 2:06pm
2 years 33 weeks ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation is alerting motorists of an upcoming road closure in Muskingum County.

ODOT officials say starting at 8:30 a.m. Friday , State Route 719 in South Zanesville will be closed for railroad repairs.

The road is scheduled to re-open at 5:00 p.m. Monday January 9th.

The railroad is located just east of the US 22/SR 719 intersection.

The posted detour will be US 22 and State Route 60....

December 12, 2011 - 5:19pm
2 years 37 weeks ago

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.

"The grant funds are...

September 6, 2011 - 1:31pm
2 years 50 weeks ago

You might not have seen any construction on State Route 60 in Muskingum County over the holiday weekend, but the project will resume next week.

Ohio Department of Transportation District 5 Deputy Director Joe Rutherford said contractors will begin working on side streets that intersect the roadway on Monday.  He said resurfacing of Maple Avenue should start on September 19th and finish by October 31st.

"Asphalt resurfacing is a weather sensitive activity, so we'll see...

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