The Muskingum County Engineer said an area road will close next week.
Goosecreek Road (TR 134) in Brush Creek Township will be closed beginning Monday, November 3 for a bridge replacement. The project will take place between Headley Road (TR 250) and Spring Road (TR 46).
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...
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,...
The Muskingum County Commissioner's are deciding on whether or not an extra $10 fee should be added onto license plates.
The Commissioner's met with Muskingum County Engineer Doug Davis on Thursday to discuss the possibility. Commissioner Jim Porter says no decision has been made on the permissive license plate tax as of yet.
"I believe in our conversation this morning, we would like to meet in the new year, discuss maybe putting it on the ballot or even a...
U.S. Representative Bill Johnson participated in a ride-along with the Muskingum County Engineer Thursday.
Johnson visited projects in Dresden, Trinway and New Concord to name a few. County Engineer Doug Davis wanted to show him the state of the various projects, some that were finished and others that haven't yet started to give the representative an idea of where the county stands.
"Hopefully he has a good grasp, a good feel of what we're really daily working for, what we'...
After three years of effort, two bridges in northern Muskingum County will be demolished.
The county engineer along with American Electric Power have been working together to have two bridges in the Wills Creek area torn out. The old, timber-made bridges are in bad shape and during flooding season, they become impassable.
"So what we're going to do is legally close and tear the old bridges out, close the existing roadways and refurbish the routes that people travel during...