Stories tagged with: ODOT

May 1, 2010 - 8:00pm
3 years 50 weeks ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation is asking for input on Phase 2 of the State Route 60 Safety Project.

It will be holding a meeting this Wednesday at Secrest Auditorium from four to six p.m. for all to attend.

ODOT and Zanesville city workers will be focusing on ideas for Dresden Road, the intersection of Brown Road and Maple Avenue, and three designs for the Bethesda Drive, Balls Lane, and Maple Avenue intersections.

April 25, 2010 - 4:41pm
3 years 51 weeks ago

Some Perry and Fairfield county drivers will need to take a detour through the village of Bremen.

ODOT is beginning construction and State Route 664 and Main Street tomorrow. The project is expected to be completed in late October, weather permitting.

Public Information Officer, Kate Stickle, says the intent of the project is to improve safety at the intersection. It has hired a contractor out of Thornville to work on the more than 250 thousand dollar project.

Drivers will...

April 21, 2010 - 6:08pm
3 years 51 weeks ago

Drivers will encounter a lot of construction zones this spring and summer, especially after ODOT announced its plan to work on two billion dollars in projects a couple of weeks ago.

Because there were five thousand accidents in these areas last year alone, with 18 hundred of those involving injuries and 13 drivers killed, ODOT is asking people to "slow for the cone zone."

"Put my foot on the brake. Slow down a little bit. Relax. Try to stay in the proper lane that...

April 20, 2010 - 6:57pm
3 years 52 weeks ago

Construction work will continue in Newark along Hollander Street. It initially got underway last Friday before being re-started today.

Crews will be working to install a new sewer system. The road will be closed to motorists during the hours of seven a.m. and five p.m. through this Thursday. ODOT is asking drivers to detour using State Route 13 and Mount Vernon Road.

Its an improvement project that is receiving funding partially from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

April 19, 2010 - 5:40pm
4 years 7 hours ago

There may be some back-ups along Interstate 70 in Muskingum County over the next couple of weeks.

ODOT says one lane of traffic will be restricted between nine a.m. and three p.m. for construction of a structure on Moose Eye Road. Once that project is completed, it will then move onto construction at Zane Grey Road.

O-DOT says it hopes to have this lane restriction lifted sometime next month, weather permitting.

April 17, 2010 - 10:02pm
4 years 2 days ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation wants to reduce the number of accidents that take place in work zones.

It says motorists need to slow down in these areas and pay attention to their surroundings so they don't get hurt and construction works don't get hurt either. To get out the message, ODOT plans to light buildings across the state in orange, starting tomorrow at eight p.m.

There were about five thousand accidents in work zones last year and that resulted in 13 people dying...

April 13, 2010 - 5:19pm
4 years 6 days ago

Local drivers are aware of the headaches along Maple Avenue in Zanesville.

So, the Ohio Department of Transportation is teaming up with city officials to make the road less hectic and safer.

"It's one of the worst roads as far as traffic accidents in the state of Ohio. So, something has to be done, " says ODOT Deputy Director Karl Newman.

There have been more than 70 accidents along Maple Avenue over the past three years. A 2007 study indicated some of the problem...

April 12, 2010 - 4:16pm
4 years 1 week ago

There's two upcoming road closures that Licking County residents need to be aware of.

State Route 13 from Riverview Drive to Deo Drive will be closed this Friday from 8 p.m. through 6 a.m. the following Monday.

It will close again the following Friday, April 23rd at 8 p.m. through 6 a.m. Monday, April 26th. However this time, it will be close between Waterwork Road and Deo Drive.

ODOT says crews will be focusing on a storm sewer, traffic signals, and the addition of...

April 8, 2010 - 12:53pm
4 years 1 week ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation is kicking off its construction season with a bang. It will be awarding two billion dollars in construction projects across the state that will reach every county. ODOT District Five employees, which covers five local counties, made the exciting announcement this morning at its headquarters in Jacksontown.

"This is truly a celebration for the state of Ohio because this is the largest transportation construction season in state history, "...

April 8, 2010 - 12:48pm
4 years 1 week ago

ODOT is also using this time to remind motorists about safety in construction zones.

When driving, it wants people to slow down and to be aware of their surroundings.

"There's a lot of distractions in the work zones whether it;s the weather, the cones, or the repathing of traffic, " says ODOT Public Information spokeswoman, Kate Stickle.

ODOT isn't just concerned about drivers but the construction workers on the site as well. 13 workers were killed in work zones...

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