Stories tagged with: ODOT

December 6, 2010 - 5:50pm
4 years 29 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 - 6:41pm
4 years 30 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 - 3:29pm
4 years 30 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 - 7:40pm
4 years 32 weeks 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 - 5:35pm
4 years 36 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 - 4:56pm
4 years 36 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 - 1:29pm
4 years 39 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 - 6:13pm
4 years 39 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...

September 22, 2010 - 4:22pm
4 years 40 weeks ago

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...

September 21, 2010 - 1:05pm
4 years 40 weeks ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that State Route 83 in Guernsey County will be closing for a slip repair.

Officials say work will begin Tuesday, September 28 on State Route 83 at the 4.3 mile marker, 3 miles South of State Route 313.

ODOT says weather permitting S.R. 83 will re-open Tuesday October 12.

The suggested detour is State Route 313 to State Route 146 to State Route 83.

ODOT reminds motorists to slow down for the "Cone Zone...

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