Stories tagged with: ODOT

August 24, 2010 - 4:00pm
4 years 40 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 41 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 43 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
4 years 45 weeks 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
4 years 45 weeks 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
4 years 45 weeks 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
4 years 46 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
4 years 46 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...

July 3, 2010 - 3:45pm
4 years 47 weeks ago

As you head to your destinations during this holiday weekend, you should be aware of some orange objects you may encounter on the roadways.

While road work has been suspended through Monday to celebrate the Fourth of July, the Ohio Department of Transportation says construction barriers will remain in place. It's asking drivers to reduce speed, watch for narrowing lanes, and avoid lane shifting in these areas.

9 people died this time last year in accidents and more than 550...

July 2, 2010 - 4:35pm
4 years 47 weeks ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation is celebrating a milestone.

It has spent $2,000,000,000 during the 2010 state fiscal year on a variety of projects that span all forms of transportation.

More than 800 projects were awarded some of that funding, and ODOT was able to assist local transportation partners with about $500,000 for an additional 346 projects. One of those projects is taking place right here in Zanesville. Crews plans to pave a portion of Interstate 70 for a project...

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