Stories tagged with: ODOT

May 26, 2011 - 6:16pm
5 years 4 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
5 years 5 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
5 years 6 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...

April 21, 2011 - 6:54pm
5 years 9 weeks ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation has officially announced its construction plans in our area for this year.

District 5 Deputy Director Joe Rutherford says Muskingum County will have 8 major projects this construction season that will be getting underway as soon as the next few weeks.

"We've got some night resurfacing on I-70 from Zanesville over to the Guernsey County line. We've got a lot of work on State Route 60 in Zanesville and then north of Zanesville up to...

March 21, 2011 - 3:47pm
5 years 14 weeks ago

There is a new deputy director at District 5 of the Ohio Department of Transportation.

Joe Rutherford introduced himself to the county commissioners Monday morning and briefed them on new projects for 2011.

"We should have great relationship with elected local officials and elected public officials at all levels and since I am the new person here and as a sign of respect and curtosy I try to stop out at each county," he said.

During the meeting Rutherford...

January 31, 2011 - 6:06pm
5 years 21 weeks ago

Another storm is on its way to our area, but this one is a little different, instead of snow, we may see freezing rain.

The Ohio Department of Transportation is pre-treating roadways to make sure that traveling conditions will be safer for motorists. While they can't predict when the storm will actually hit, they can be prepared.

"To keep the ice from actually bonding down to the road, depending on how much salt residue is already on the roads, will determine whether we need...

January 28, 2011 - 6:35pm
5 years 21 weeks ago

ODOT crews have had a busy January battling area roadways.

With the recent snowstorm that dropped around five inches of snow and a dusting this morning, ODOT has been busy making sure all area roadways are treated properly.

"I think we've been doing a pretty good job. I think this morning the roads were wet but clear and I think currently we have an ample salt supply to take care of any future storms we may get," says Julie Gwinn, Acting Deputy Director ODOT District 5...

January 20, 2011 - 12:19pm
5 years 22 weeks ago

Ohio Department of Transportation plows are loaded, fueled and in position to deal with snow coming down in our area.

Early Thursday pre-treated roadways so when the snow started falling trucks wouldn't have a difficult time removing it.

"It actually puts a salt film on the asphalt or concrete so when the snow comes it won't actually bond to the road," said ODOT District 5 Ray Dailey. "It makes it a little easier once the snow or ice is bonded to the road. You can...

January 10, 2011 - 6:39pm
5 years 24 weeks ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation is ready to take on the roads. 

The ODOT crews are getting their trucks ready for tomorrow's possible winter storm, and they want you to know that they'll be out in full force.

"Tomorrow when it hits, and if it lasts as long as they expect it to, we will be out 24/7, at least the next few days anyway. We will divide into shifts, we will have people on overtime, and do whatever it takes to keep the roads plowed and clear,...

December 29, 2010 - 6:40pm
5 years 25 weeks ago

*****UPDATED***** 4:30 AM

The National Weather Service has issued a Freezing Rain Advisory until 8:00 am Thursday Morning. Southeastern Ohio law enforcement authorities are reporting that roads are slick due to freezing rain.  The Ohio Department of Transportation has treated main roads...but secondary and back roads are slick.  Be careful if you plan to drive Thursday morning.

Coshocton County is under a Level 1 Snow Emergency -- Roads are icy.


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