Stories tagged with: ODOT

July 11, 2010 - 5:53pm
5 years 7 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
5 years 8 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
5 years 9 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...

June 17, 2010 - 5:50pm
5 years 11 weeks ago

The commute from Granville to the Columbus area just got shorter. Today the 170-million dollar phase two of State Route 161 opened and

If life is a highway, this one's looking pretty nice.

Phase two of the widening and relocation project runs through Licking County, but people from all over southeast Ohio are benefiting already.


"This completion of this portion of this interstate really helps us out, because I've been here on these mornings on this two lane...

June 13, 2010 - 4:44pm
5 years 11 weeks ago

Perry County will see some road construction this Tuesday.

ODOT says crews will work to fix a culvert on State Route 668, near mile marker 2. The road will close just south of Junction City. The project is expected to be completed this Friday, weather permitting.

June 9, 2010 - 6:48pm
5 years 12 weeks ago

Both eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 are back open after being closed for nearly four hours.

Other drivers on the roadway were forced to use a detour, posted by ODOT.

"We make sure we choose the best route to detour the traffic to get to these motorists safely to a new location and to a new route, " says Public Information Officer, Kate Stickle.

Stickle says the detour needs to be appropriate too to handle all forms of traffic. The one used this afternoon went...

May 26, 2010 - 6:08pm
5 years 14 weeks ago

There are nearly three thousand combined miles of designated bike lanes and paths across the state.

Since 1992, ODOT has put $100,000,000 into these bike and pedestrian routes.

"The Ohio Department of Transportation is not just roads. It is bridges. It is airports. It is bikeways. It is motorcycles. There's all modes of transportation we're trying to work with our local partners and the local engineers to improve the alternative modes of transportation, " says Public...

May 24, 2010 - 5:32pm
5 years 14 weeks ago

Some Zanesville drivers will be forced to take detours tomorrow afternoon.

ODOT is conducting bridge inspections and will be specifically looking at the bridge that overlooks Muskingum River.

Crews will close the eastbound Interstate 70 ramp from Maple Avenue from 12:30 p.m to 3:30 p.m. It will also be closing the eastbound Fifth Street exit ramp during the same time period.

Public Information Officer, Kate Stickle, says detours will be posted, utilizing both Underwood...

May 24, 2010 - 4:18pm
5 years 14 weeks ago

There will be some traffic problems Tuesday on I-70 during a bridge inspection.

The Ohio Department of Transportation says Tuesday crews will be inspecting the bridge over the Muskingum River, near the Maple Avenue exit ramp.

Traffic will be impacted in the afternoon when crews will close the eastbound ramp to I-70 from Maple Avenue and the 5th Street exit ramp. That will happen between 12:30 and 3:30 in the afternoon.

Traffic using eastbound I-70 from Maple Avenue...

May 23, 2010 - 7:02pm
5 years 14 weeks ago

State Route 13 in Licking County will close tomorrow around eight p.m. for road construction. The initial closing date was set for Friday, May 21st, but it was postponed due to the rain.

The closure will take place from Riverview Road to Old Waterworks Road.

ODOT is asking drivers to use posted detour routes.

Public Information Officer, Kate Stickle, says crews will be working to realign the route.

It is expected to re-open on Tuesday at six a.m.

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