Stories tagged with: Doug Davis

July 22, 2015 - 4:12pm
11 weeks 1 day ago

Muskingum County has received two grants to expand upon and improve multiple roads across the county. 

The first, and larger of the two grants is for an expansion of Bethesda Drive at the new Genesis Hospital. The Muskingum County Transportation Improvement District received $250,000 which is the maximum it could receive for the $1.7 million project. Once completed, there will be a new emergency access road into the hospital. 

The other project is a $64,971 grant for a...

February 23, 2015 - 2:43pm
32 weeks 3 days ago

The Muskingum County Engineer plans to contact the prosecutor's office about an apparently abandoned coal road.

A portion of Church Hill Road that runs past the property of Bennett Woerner was once used by Oxford Coal now Westmoreland Coal to haul their product. 

This portion of the road has since been left in disuse and dead ends at Woerner's farm. Woerner would like to see the road either vacated or maintained.

"They could put the old road back in and put a...

November 13, 2014 - 10:01pm
46 weeks 2 days ago

A meeting about the Philo-Duncan Falls Bridge was held Thursday, November 13, at Philo Jr. High school.

The meeting was led by Muskingum County Engineer, Doug Davis, who shared his goals and plans for the future of the 60 year old bridge, that was only intended to be open for 50 years. Currently, the bridge is safe, but because it is beyond its expected life, and is narrow, it has become functionally obsolete.

"One option is to completely close the bridge, that...

October 20, 2014 - 6:02pm
50 weeks 3 days ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation's Ohio Bridge Partnership Program is helping to replace bridges throughout the state.

Over three years nearly $120 million is being granted to county engineer offices across the state. There are 11 bridges in Muskingum County that have qualified for this program, and they will be replaced over the next three years.

"There's a tremendous need at the local level, particularly in the rural counties to repair some of the older bridges,...

September 22, 2014 - 12:22pm
1 year 2 weeks ago

Muskingum County Commissioner's stand by their decision to not authorize the county engineer to work on a shelter house for a local baseball league.

Thursday, members of Y-city Baseball approached county commissioners about writing a letter authorizing Doug Davis to draw up plans for a shelter house. At that time Commissioners Jerry Lavy and Jim Porter said they wouldn't give approval based on Davis never asking for permission before and not wanting every private non-profit asking for...

July 16, 2014 - 12:39pm
1 year 12 weeks ago

Roadway problems that were thought to be understood in the Eastpointe Industrial Park have taken a turn.

It was believed that a slip was forming in the roadway, but Muskingum County Engineer Doug Davis told Port Authority Wednesday morning that there are actually other issues causing the problem.

"What the engineer said was that it's really a consolidation of the soils, so it's not really a slip or a slide based on what we think we know right now," said Port...

May 16, 2014 - 11:14am
1 year 20 weeks ago

A hole in the deck of a bridge catches the attention of the Muskingum County Engineer.

The Cannelville Road bridge off of 555 has a new feature...steel plates. The plates were placed on the east end of the bridge after an emergency inspection. While on the surface it may look like just a hole in the asphalt, it's a sign of a bigger issue.

"The asphalt is somewhat rigid. If it's developed a hole in that structure that mean that there's a hole much larger than that, that is...

May 7, 2014 - 6:06pm
1 year 22 weeks ago

 The failure of the five dollar motor license tax during yesterday's primary was a disappointing result for the Muskingum County Engineers Office.

County Engineer Doug Davis says the additional revenue for road repair, maintenance and improvement would have aided significantly in the engineers office efforts to maintain road and bridge infrastructure.

"We had such a rough winter, last winter we spent a little over $400,000 on ice and snow, which is more than twice as...

April 22, 2014 - 11:06am
1 year 24 weeks ago

The age of over 200 of Muskingum County's 400 plus bridges are 50 years old or more.

The Muskingum County Engineer said he's spent the last decade years of working to repair these structures to extend their life span, but there comes a time where a repair won't fix the bridge and federal money can't go to bridges 20 feet or less. The cost of material is also on the rise.

"Our concrete, our asphalt, the steel that we buy for our structures they're not what they used to be,...

March 5, 2014 - 4:11pm
1 year 31 weeks ago

NACO, the National Association of Counties, met in Washington D.C. this week to discuss the shortfalls in local as well as national transportation improvemts. The Muskingum County Engineer was among those on the trasportation board.

A highlight of discusson was Congressional Bill MAP21, or Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century. With it is set to expire in September this year, Muskingum county will lose $30 million in Federal funding for roads and bridges if the bill is not...

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