Stories tagged with: construction

May 2, 2010 - 9:45pm
5 years 22 weeks ago

Drivers traveling along Interstate 77 in Guernsey County will not be able to use the park and rest areas on both the north and southbound sides. They are located by the State Route 313 exit, near mile marker 40.

The closure will start Monday for remodeling, and both areas are not expected to be in use until late-August.

ODOT Public Information Officer, Kate Stickle, suggests using alternate rest areas in Washington County at mile marker 3 or using the rest area in Tuscarawus...

May 1, 2010 - 8:00pm
5 years 23 weeks ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation is asking for input on Phase 2 of the State Route 60 Safety Project.

It will be holding a meeting this Wednesday at Secrest Auditorium from four to six p.m. for all to attend.

ODOT and Zanesville city workers will be focusing on ideas for Dresden Road, the intersection of Brown Road and Maple Avenue, and three designs for the Bethesda Drive, Balls Lane, and Maple Avenue intersections.

April 27, 2010 - 5:47pm
5 years 23 weeks ago

Crews will be working nights for a project along Interstate 70 in Muskingum County. It's located just east of the Adamsville exit.

ODOT Public Information Officer, Kate Stickle, says workers will be installing a horizontal channel under the interstate. This channel will be lined with electronic sensors that will indicate if the ground is starting to sink. Stickle says portions of Interstate 70 have coal mine chambers underneath that have been filled.

Drivers may run into one lane...

April 25, 2010 - 4:41pm
5 years 23 weeks ago

Some Perry and Fairfield county drivers will need to take a detour through the village of Bremen.

ODOT is beginning construction and State Route 664 and Main Street tomorrow. The project is expected to be completed in late October, weather permitting.

Public Information Officer, Kate Stickle, says the intent of the project is to improve safety at the intersection. It has hired a contractor out of Thornville to work on the more than 250 thousand dollar project.

Drivers will...

April 22, 2010 - 5:06pm
5 years 24 weeks ago

You may have noticed a few safety additions to Maple Avenue in Zanesville.

After the construction updates on the main road last summer, the city and Ohio Department of Transportation worked together to improve the project in both access and safety.

"Some of the major improvements we've done, there is now a left turn arrow if you're heading northbound on Maple at Kroger," said City Engineer Chip Saunders. "That will make it easier to make that turn without having to...

April 21, 2010 - 6:08pm
5 years 24 weeks ago

Drivers will encounter a lot of construction zones this spring and summer, especially after ODOT announced its plan to work on two billion dollars in projects a couple of weeks ago.

Because there were five thousand accidents in these areas last year alone, with 18 hundred of those involving injuries and 13 drivers killed, ODOT is asking people to "slow for the cone zone."

"Put my foot on the brake. Slow down a little bit. Relax. Try to stay in the proper lane that...

April 20, 2010 - 6:57pm
5 years 24 weeks ago

Construction work will continue in Newark along Hollander Street. It initially got underway last Friday before being re-started today.

Crews will be working to install a new sewer system. The road will be closed to motorists during the hours of seven a.m. and five p.m. through this Thursday. ODOT is asking drivers to detour using State Route 13 and Mount Vernon Road.

Its an improvement project that is receiving funding partially from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

April 17, 2010 - 10:02pm
5 years 25 weeks ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation wants to reduce the number of accidents that take place in work zones.

It says motorists need to slow down in these areas and pay attention to their surroundings so they don't get hurt and construction works don't get hurt either. To get out the message, ODOT plans to light buildings across the state in orange, starting tomorrow at eight p.m.

There were about five thousand accidents in work zones last year and that resulted in 13 people dying...

April 8, 2010 - 12:53pm
5 years 26 weeks ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation is kicking off its construction season with a bang. It will be awarding two billion dollars in construction projects across the state that will reach every county. ODOT District Five employees, which covers five local counties, made the exciting announcement this morning at its headquarters in Jacksontown.

"This is truly a celebration for the state of Ohio because this is the largest transportation construction season in state history, "...

April 7, 2010 - 5:45pm
5 years 26 weeks ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation says it wants to "ignite Ohio's economic engine."

It's investing about two billion dollars in construction this year that will cover 16 hundred projects in every county. Some of these projects include: interstate repairs, resurfacing; bridge and culvert upgrades, walkways and biking improvements, and even some waterway projects.

The largest investment, at 450 million dollars, will take place along Interstate 90 in Cleveland.


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