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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...