Muskingum County Commissioners met with the county engineer Monday.
Doug Davis talked about the fate of Church Hill Road.
"We met with the coal company to finalize plans about vacating the existing Church Hill roadway and taking Hall Road. We will be calling the new road Haul Road. And it will become the new public county road. The coal company has been working with their engineers and their construction crew to prepare that roadway to current county standards. So it will be...
The Muskingum County Engineer said another area bridge will need to be closed.
Doug Davis said an emergency evaluation performed this week shows the bridge on Fletcher Road off of State Route 345 needs to be closed immediately for safety reasons. He said monthly inspections have revealed major issues that call for emergency closing and reconstruction.
"Those beams are flexing more than I would like," Davis said. "They're fatiguing. It's not going to last until...
As work begins on the Philo bridge, there is a concern about the state of other bridges in Muskingum County.
When a bridge nears failure, the safety of thousands of travelers could be at risk. There are currently 420 open bridges in the county, and Muskingum County Engineer Doug Davis says many are in need of repair -- with little money in the budget to do the work,
"Our bridges are ailing, and we cannot replace them as fast as they're aging,"...
A culvert and bridge replacement project will begin Monday, August 10.
The Muskingum County Engineers office reports that a portion of Cutler Lake Road in Salt Creek Township will be closed for approximately 60 days. The road will be closed for a bridge replacement over Manns Fork Salt Creek. This is a half mile south of Mock Road (TR 383) and 1.5 miles north of Ridgeview Road (TR 452).
Also, the Ohio Department of Transportation announced State...
The Muskingum County Engineer announced a portion of Clay Pike in Salt Creek Township will be closed for roadway maintenance.
The Engineer's Office said the road work will begin Tuesday, July 28 and will close Clay Pike between Long Road and Okey Road.
The closure will last from 7:30am to 4pm. After work is complete between Long and Okey Roads the closure will move to Clay Pike and Pine Lake Road intersection on Wednesday or Thursday from 7:30am-4pm.