Stories tagged with: ODOT

September 8, 2010 - 5:16pm
4 years 46 weeks ago

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.

September 5, 2010 - 3:41pm
4 years 47 weeks ago

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.

It's expected to last...

August 24, 2010 - 4:00pm
4 years 48 weeks ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation is reporting a record number of workers on the job in July.

Just under 10,000 people were employed in construction zones through stimulus funding. These employees worked more than 400,000 hours and brought home paychecks that totaled $13.4 million. ODOT says it's the largest single-month report the Buckeye State has received since the Recovery Act began in 2009.

August 15, 2010 - 10:42pm
4 years 49 weeks ago

Three counties will be experiencing road restrictions as drivers head to work Monday.

Crews will start work Monday to upgrade two bridges on US 22 in Guernsey County. The first is located east of New Concord, just past the Muskingum County line. The other bridge is at Peter's Creek Road. ODOT Public Information Officer, Kate Stickle, says one lane of traffic will remain open in each direction at all times, but drivers do need to be aware of barrels, surrounding the work zone at all...

August 4, 2010 - 4:59pm
4 years 51 weeks ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation is post-poning a Licking County bridge project that was supposed to get underway Wednesday.

It has been moved to next Monday, August 16th. Public Information Office, Kate Stickle, did not cite a reason for the delay of the project.

The bridge, located along US 62, crosses over Raccoon Road in Johnstown. Crews from Shelly and Sands Incorporated in Zanesville are set to work on the more than $1 million project. It's expected to be completed at...

July 21, 2010 - 5:36pm
5 years 1 week ago

An Interstate 70 repavement project begins Wednesday night in Muskingum County.

The nine-mile stretch will start at the east Zanesville corporation limit and go through State Route 797, which is also referred to as the Airport Road/Sonora Road exit.

District 5 ODOT Public Information Officer, Kate Stickle, says drivers can expect delays both at night and during the day as crews work to repave both the eastbound and westbound lanes.

The project costs a total of $7 million...

July 21, 2010 - 5:33pm
5 years 1 week ago

Thousands of people are now following the Ohio Department of Transportation on Twitter.

It set up an account last year for drivers in six major cities, including Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Akron, Toledo, and Dayton. It allows drivers to see road closures, accidents, and detours in 140 written characters or less.

"We're trying to become more competitive with using social networking to let motorists know. Social media is just a quicker means of allowing us to communicate...

July 20, 2010 - 6:34pm
5 years 1 week ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation held a meeting today to gain feedback from community stakeholders.

Across the state, ODOT is holding "Roundtable discussions" to gauge what members of the community think about Ohio's transportation systems. Tuesday, District Five held their meeting where representatives from Muskingum, Perry, Guernsey and Coshocton counties met to talk about transportation ideas that would warrant economic growth.

"Governor...

July 14, 2010 - 5:30pm
5 years 2 weeks ago

This morning's tragic hit and run accident in Columbus is raising awareness about the issue of construction zone safety.

The Ohio Department of Transportation has created several new programs to help keep motorists and workers safe.

David Rose, ODOT's Public Information Officer said, "well for ODOT as everyone knows, safety is our top priority, and always has been, especially this year, this year represents the states largest program in it's history, we're currently...

July 11, 2010 - 5:53pm
5 years 2 weeks ago

Construction in Licking County is going to impact some drivers' commutes.

A $2.1 million project starts tomorrow in Newark. Crews will focus their efforts on the State Route 16 and 21st Street Interchange. The Ohio Department of Transportation says to accommodate traffic, it will be widening the east and westbound ramps and making adjustments to the 21st Street turning lane. The project will last through the end of November.

ODOT says it's looking to improve safety on the State...

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