Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Engineer

February 27, 2012 - 12:50pm
2 years 19 weeks ago

Muskingum County Engineer Doug Davis went before Muskingum County Commissioners Monday to have them sign blue prints that will be turned over to the Department of Transportation for the resurfacing of Northpointe Drive from Richvale north to Powelson Drive.

Davis hopes for the repaving to begin in mid-May. Along with repaving, berms along that stretch of roadway will also be replaced.

The project will close Northpointe for 30-45 days and traffic will be routed onto State Route 60...

February 27, 2012 - 12:39pm
2 years 19 weeks ago

A bridge in Muskingum County will be torn out on the heels of an emergency situation.

County Engineer Doug Davis said that the Crock Road Bridge in White Cottage, will close and will be torn out Tuesday. During an annual inspection the bridge inspection team found the beams were deteriorating rapidly and will need to be taken out of service. The bridge was two or three years always from repair.

"I can not give a date currently at this time as to when the bridge will be...

January 25, 2012 - 5:24pm
2 years 23 weeks ago

This year's fairly mild winter could be a savings for the county.

Muskingum County Engineer Doug Davis said snow removal crews have only been out four times this year, spending a total $115,000. He said this may seem like a lot, but keep in mind the material needed to fill one truck, costs nearly $26,000.

"Last year we had multiple, multiple events, it hit us early and it hit us hard," expressed Davis. "Last year we spent almost a million dollars on ice and...

January 11, 2012 - 1:38pm
2 years 26 weeks ago

Muskingum County and the Ohio Department of Transportation continue to work on Northpointe Drive.

During Wednesday's Transportation Improvement District meeting the two sides traded information about the cost of the project. Because the work on Northpointe ran over the time frame set by the Federal government at least $75,000 must be paid by local funds. Final numbers for the project weren't available from ODOT. The county engineer plans to remedy that problem in the future.

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October 31, 2011 - 12:50pm
2 years 36 weeks ago

It's looking as if the Northpointe slip repair project won't meet deadline and will be delayed in reopening.

At a tense meeting Monday, officials from the Ohio Department of Transportation, the Muskingum County Commissioners, the County Engineer and members of the project design team met to iron out discrepancies in project costs and options in finishing the project.

It was discussed the possibility of adding a curtain drain, as well as removing more soil. At debate was the...

October 21, 2011 - 10:20am
2 years 37 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Engineer's Office announces a road closure for next week.

Beginning on Monday October 24 through Friday October 28 Moose Eye Road will close between US 40 and Zane Trace Road.

The Ohio Central Railroad will be conducting railroad crossing repairs during this closure.

October 12, 2011 - 11:21am
2 years 39 weeks ago

Repairs are underway for a slip project at Northpointe Drive.

The Muskingum County Engineer's Office reports that construction crews are currently working on the largest slip. The slip sits on 45ft of mine spoil. So far, crews have done some have done some excavation work and digging out the slip area to put in drains to relieve the problem.

"I think everything has been kind of expected," said Muskingum County Administrative Deputy Matt Russell. "There's been a...

August 24, 2011 - 5:01am
2 years 46 weeks ago

A Muskingum County bridge is now open to traffic four days ahead of schedule.

The Dillon Falls Road Bridge between Licking Road and Dillon School Road opened at 11:30 Tuesday night.

Muskingum County Engineer Dough Davis had said the decking on the bridge needed replaced because some of the asphalt was cracking.

The project was slated to take 45 days at an estimated cost of $350,000.

June 2, 2011 - 11:50am
3 years 5 weeks ago

Emergency funds provide the help needed to repair Northpointe.

In May, Governor John Kasich declared an emergency on federal routes in Ohio due to heavy rains, Northpointe is a federal route and qualifies for money from the Federal Highway Administration. Last week the Muskingum County Engineer met with the feds and showed them the seven slips on the roadway. The Ohio Department of Transportation is now meeting with a consultant to negotiate the cost of the project which could top $1.7...

March 31, 2011 - 9:13pm
3 years 14 weeks ago

The closing of the northbound lane of Northpointe Drive has made for a headache for many motorists, but Thursday, WHIZ got a few more answers as to what is being done and the time it will take to make repairs.

Muskingum County Engineer Doug Davis along with county commissioners met Thursday morning at the slippage point of the road to assess the situation and see what could be done. Davis says he's looking at quotes from a drilling company along with talking to the original contractor...

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