Governor Elect John Kasich spent time in Licking County Tuesday to announce appointment of his nominee for Director of the Ohio Department of Transportation.
"I'm very proud to announce as the Director Elect of the Department of Transportation, Newark's own Jerry Wray."
That was the announcement Governor Elect John Kasich made in a Licking County Courtroom. Kasich tapped, the 65-year-old Wray, as the Director Elect due to his work as ODOT's Director from 1991-1999 under...
The largest construction season in the history of the state is wrapping up.
$2 billion was invested into 1,600 Ohio projects, including interstate repairs, resurfacing, and bridge and culvert replacements.
"We had a lot of crews, a lot of contractors, and i know they were all very satisfied with the work they received. Everything turned out just great, " says District 5 Highway Management Administrator, Rick Williams.
ODOT officials are looking at ways to enhance Interstate 70 while making it part of a national corridor.
Thursday, local business owners met with ODOT to discuss what their needs are, and future projects that could be beneficial.
"It can be anywhere from adding a lane, to changing an intersection. What's most important to us and Governor Strickland is that we bring the people that this would affect into a meeting and discuss this and get their ideas. They can hear...
If you build it, they will come, and so goes the Interstate which has brought many businesses and economic growth to Ohio.
Avon and the Dollar General are just a couple examples, but President of the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce, Tom Poorman says much of the economic development can be attributed to Interstate 70 cutting through Muskingum County and the City of Zanesville and the 12,000 trucks that travel the roadway daily.
There have been multiple accidents along Interstate 70 over the past few months that have completely shut down the heavily traveled roadway.
ODOT says it has been looking into what may be causing the crashes, and so far, the staff hasn't reached a conclusion.
"One accident is a concern. We've had over 3,000 accidents already this year in work zones. So, we want to try to pull that number down. We want to try to make sure people are informed that they slow down. They look up...
The Ohio Department of Transportation will have crews working in both Perry and Guernsey counties in the coming weeks.
State Route 83 will close this Tuesday, September 28th, near Claysville, for two weeks. Workers will focus on a slip repair. Drivers are asked to use State Route 313 to State Route 146, which will take them around the construction and back onto State Route 83.
Crews will also be replacing a culvert on State Route 93 between New Straitsville and Shawnee. The work...
Routine maintenance work on Interstate 70 will close the Westbound passing lane Thursday.
ODOT spokeswoman, Kate Stickle says the lane will be closed within the corporate limits of the City of Zanesville from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stickle says the driving lane will remain open, but drivers are advised to take alternate routes. Stickle says ODOT plans to work on the Eastbound passing lane on Friday, which will limit the roadway to one lane.
Bridge construction will begin this Tuesday on a road in Perry County.
Crews from Shelly and Sands out of Zanesville will be working on State Route 668 at mile marker one. Drivers will not be able to access the road for 60 days, starting one mile south of Maxville through one mile north of the Perry-Hocking County line.
ODOT Public Information Officer, Kate Stickle, says the project is aimed at making the structure sound and safe for drivers to use.