Stories tagged with: ODOT

December 13, 2010 - 5:50pm
4 years 49 weeks ago

The past 24 hours have been busy for the Ohio Department of Transportation as crews continue to clear area roadways from this latest winter storm.

ODOT Public Information Officer, Kate Stickle, says they've already placed another order for more salt to make sure there's enough on hand to tackle any future storms.

"So far, on this particular storm, we have used 600 tons of salt material spreading it on the roadways making sure our crews are out and that they are...

December 7, 2010 - 5:08pm
4 years 50 weeks ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation is preparing for the winter months ahead.

Its now taking advantage of various social neworking sites like Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube, so motorists can be up-to-date on all road conditions. Public Information Officer Kate Stickle said that transparency is especially important.

"For you to know what we're doing so you can know that your tax dollars are at work as we're working for you, trying to get you to your destination safely,...

December 6, 2010 - 4:50pm
4 years 50 weeks ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation announced Monday that State Route 208 just outside of Adamsville will be closed for several days.

Officials say crews will be constructing a roadside improvement project Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., weather permitting.

ODOT reminds motorist to slow down for the "Cone Zone" , turn on headlights and drive carefully in work zones.


December 1, 2010 - 5:41pm
4 years 51 weeks ago

It's the first of December and it is also the first snowfall here in the Y-city.

But obviously with the flakes comes freezing temperatures which means one thing. O-dot is out in full force making sure area roads, bridges, and overpasses are properly treated.

"The first snowstorm typically is the worst with accidents because of motorists forgetting how they developed and how to drive in the winter storms," says ODOT Public Information Officer Kate Stickle.


November 30, 2010 - 2:29pm
4 years 51 weeks ago

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...

November 18, 2010 - 6:40pm
5 years 1 week ago

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.

Williams says thanks to a relatively dry...

October 21, 2010 - 4:35pm
5 years 5 weeks ago

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...

October 20, 2010 - 3:56pm
5 years 5 weeks ago

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.

"The Interstate is definitely an...

September 28, 2010 - 12:29pm
5 years 8 weeks ago

The season may have just changed to fall, but ODOT is already hunkering down for winter's fury.

Crews are checking over 1,700 snow plows across the state and other pieces of equipment to make sure they can handle the snow and maintain 40,000 miles of state highways.

ODOT's District 5 is already planning to have a dry-run for crews at the end of the month on October 25th.

Officials say it's extremely important to keep up with winter storms because if the transportation...

September 27, 2010 - 5:13pm
5 years 8 weeks ago

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...

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