Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Engineer

January 11, 2012 - 1:38pm
3 years 33 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.


October 31, 2011 - 12:50pm
3 years 44 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
3 years 45 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
3 years 47 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
4 years 1 week 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
4 years 13 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
4 years 22 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...

March 10, 2011 - 2:02pm
4 years 25 weeks ago

A portion of Northpointe Drive in Zanesville will be shut down while the Muskingum  County Engineer's Office assesses road damage.

Muskingum County Engineer Doug Davis says starting Friday at 12:00 p.m. the northbound lane of Northpointe Drive will be closed for an undetermined amount of time.

The closure will be between Richvale Road and Main Street in Dresden.

The southbound lane will remain open.

Davis says...

February 9, 2011 - 3:21pm
4 years 29 weeks ago

This spring work will begin on the Moxadarla Road bridge.

During an inspection last year the Muskingum County Engineers Office discovered the structures floor beams were in bad shape.

"It's really cost prohibitive to come in and repair those beams," explained Engineer Doug Davis. "We'd have to drive materials into the stream in order to suspend the bridge."

While the engineer's office has discussed realigning the structure it would have added another $...

February 9, 2011 - 3:12pm
4 years 29 weeks ago

A local official urges motorists to stay off an area bridge.

In September a Dollar General semi was carrying a forty ton load over the Piper Road Bridge meant for 15-16 tons. The driver had become lost following his GPS unit. The bridge has been closed ever since, but that's not stopping motorists.

"We put cables and barricades up. I don't know who's cutting them down and moving them out of the way but folks if you are traveling across the bridge you really shouldn't be...

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