Stories tagged with: ODOT

September 20, 2011 - 4:49am
3 years 41 weeks ago

An interstate semi accident is causing headaches for motorists and authorities Tuesday morning.

The Ohio Department of Transportation said that one lane of I-70 west in Guernsey County is closed between Old Washington and Quaker City due to a vehicle crash.

The State Highway Patrol said that a semi went through a guardrail, leaving the trailer on the highway while the cab went over an embankment.

It's estimated the lane will reopen by 6pm Tuesday evening. Motorists should...

September 5, 2011 - 2:13pm
3 years 43 weeks ago

Several road projects are and will be underway in Muskingum County within the next month.

Those projects include a new traffic signal at the intersection of State Route 60 and 208.

Also the resurfacing of SR 60 from Millers Lane north of Duncan Falls to Main Street in Zanesville as well as Adair Avenue to Shannon Road.

Four lanes of I-70 will also be resurfaced from the US 22/ SR 40 interchange to the Guernsey County line.

Motorists should expect delays in these areas...

August 11, 2011 - 12:42pm
3 years 47 weeks ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation is alerting motorists of an upcoming ramp closure on Interstate 70 in Muskingum County.

ODOT says starting Saturday at 3:00 a.m. the State Route 83 Eastbound I-70 on ramp will be closed so that crews can make necessary concrete repairs as part of the I-70 resurfacing project.

The ramp will be closed until Sunday at 3:00 a.m.

Message signs are in place letting motorists know about this one night closure and...

August 6, 2011 - 3:18pm
3 years 47 weeks ago

The "Y" Bridge Arts Festival came to a close this evening proving to be a major success after only its third year.

Shortly after Coordinator and Artist Linda Regula moved to Zanesville she approached the Mayor, County Commissioners and ODOT for permission to shut down the 'Y' Bridge and to celebrate the local artists. She said despite their first reaction it was only about 2 months later she was granted permission. She said the first year was not easy and only 15 tents...

June 1, 2011 - 3:57am
4 years 5 weeks ago

The Zanesville Highway Patrol says the westbound lanes of I-70 were shut down early Wednesday morning after two semi tractor trailers were involved in an accident. It happened just before 3:00 a.m. two miles West of New Concord. Troopers say 42-year-old Timothy Lindquist of Mountain Home, Nebraska failed to maintain assured clear distance and struck another semi in front of him. That truck was driven by 44-year-old Santos Ernesto of Miami, Florida. Troopers say the drivers and one...

May 27, 2011 - 4:46pm
4 years 5 weeks ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation will begin a $265,000 project next week on State Route 146 just west of Northpointe Drive which will cause delays for motorists.

On Tuesday May 31st beginning at 7 a.m.,weather permitting, crews will start bridge work on State Route 146 with a scheduled completion date of July 15th.

A single lane of traffic will be maintained at all times through the use of a concrete barrier wall and temporary traffic signals.

A vehicle width...

May 27, 2011 - 2:20pm
4 years 6 weeks ago

The resurfacing of Maple Avenue is set to take place August first.

The work, which is being done by ODOT, will effect Maple from Adair Avenue to Fairview Road. While the work may cause a headache for drivers, District 5 Deputy Director, Joe Rutherford, says it will be a vast improvement.

"There's no question that the work will affect the time it takes for a motorist to get up and down Maple Avenue." said Rutherford. "But the contractors we have on board these days...

May 26, 2011 - 6:16pm
4 years 6 weeks ago

Muskingum county residents can expect to see traffic delays and orange barrels all summer long.

The Ohio Department of Transportation met with the Muskingum County Commissioners Thursday afternoon to review the construction projects going on this summer. District 5 Deputy Director, Joe Rutherford, says there are around $21 million worth of projects scheduled for Muskingum County this year.

"One of the biggest projects will be the resurfacing of I-70, basically from...

May 19, 2011 - 5:37pm
4 years 7 weeks ago

Motorists who travel Interstate 70 east through Zanesville may experience some delays.

The Ohio Department of Transportation has closed the passing lane at the Underwood Street interchange for pavement repairs.

The lane is expected to reopen to traffic by Friday May 27th weather permitting.

May 12, 2011 - 6:34pm
4 years 8 weeks ago

If you drive on Wayne Avenue in Zanesville, you might want to think about an alternate route.

The City is set to start installing a sewer line from the State Route 555 bridge to Marietta Street. Additionally, ODOT will soon begin repaving Wayne Avenue from Duncan Falls all the way up to near the Greenwood and Market Street intersection. Zanesville's Public Service Director Mike Sims says the road has been in bad condition for a number of years and that last year's water line project...

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