Stories tagged with: ODOT

October 25, 2014 - 5:16pm
44 weeks 5 days ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation announced multiple projects it is undergoing this week in Muskingum County. 

Starting Monday October 27, multiple ramps will be closed on I-70 for bridge inspections. From 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The 6th Street on-ramp and Maple Ave./SR60N exit ramp will be closed. That is exit 153B.

Then from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Maple Ave./SR60S on-ramp and 5th Street exit ramp will be closed. That is exit 154. ODOT recommends using the State...

October 24, 2014 - 5:42pm
44 weeks 6 days ago

The winter season is slowly approaching and the Ohio Department of Transportation is preparing itself accordingly.

ODOT held its Annual Operational Readiness Event this morning to begin their fine-tuning operations. This will help to ensure every snow plow, truck and spreader is prepared to hit the roads when the winter season begins. Muskingum County Manager, Phil Valentine discussed what their Winter Readiness Event entails.

"Annually we have a Winter Readiness Day, we...

October 21, 2014 - 5:47pm
45 weeks 1 day ago

With winter weather right around the corner, the Ohio Department of Transportation is conducting its Winter Weather Preparedness Days. Tuesday they were in Morgan County.

ODOT workers drove 75,360 miles removing snow and ice from the roads using 5,871 tons of salt in Morgan County last year. David Rose, PR Officer for ODOT District 10 said these events are to ensure their trucks, mechanics and drivers are prepared for the winter,

"We literally gather all of our mechanics,...

October 20, 2014 - 6:02pm
45 weeks 2 days ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation's Ohio Bridge Partnership Program is helping to replace bridges throughout the state.

Over three years nearly $120 million is being granted to county engineer offices across the state. There are 11 bridges in Muskingum County that have qualified for this program, and they will be replaced over the next three years.

"There's a tremendous need at the local level, particularly in the rural counties to repair some of the older bridges,...

October 7, 2014 - 4:46pm
47 weeks 2 days ago

After numerous delays, the Ohio Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that state route 60 south will soon re-open to traffic.

Public Information Officer Erika Pfeifer says the roadway just south of Duncan Falls will reopen by 5 p.m. Wednesday,

Iniitially, ODOT  had hoped to have the road reopened by the end of September.

The contractor,  Shelly and Sands,  started receiving a $3,500  fine for every day the road went unopened after September...

September 23, 2014 - 8:52am
49 weeks 2 days ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation announced that a portion of Interstate 70 will be reduced to one lane later this week...

ODOT District 11 said the closure is part of the $2.9 million bridge repair project at the Belmont/Guernsey County line. ODOT’s contractor, Shelly & Sands Inc., will be pouring the bridge decks in the travel lanes.

To allow for this work, I-70 westbound will be reduced to one lane on Wednesday, September 24, and I-70 eastbound will be reduced to...

September 8, 2014 - 6:26am
51 weeks 3 days ago

There's a reminder to area motorists Monday traveling State Route 60 South.

The road is closed just south of Duncan Falls in order to put the finishing touches on a project to move back a rock wall and add mesh wire fencing.

The road opened last week as Morgan County celebrated their fair.

The Ohio Department of Transportation hopes to have the road reopen permanently by next Monday, September 15.

Construction began on the wall in mid-July.

September 4, 2014 - 5:30pm
51 weeks 6 days ago

The Y-Bridge in Zanesville was closed Thursday afternoon re-routing commuters.

One lane of the Y-Bridge was open earlier this morning but was shut down completely shortly after. James Given, a Supervisor for BCC Ohio Incorporated says the resurfacing was done to apply sealer to the bridge.

"We're applying a penetrating sealer...HMWM is what it's called. It's a penetrating sealer, it fills in the cracks."

Given says it prolongs the life of the bridge and keeps the...

August 22, 2014 - 4:37pm
1 year 1 week ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation announced Friday  that Interstate 70 through Downtown Zanesville will undergo lane restrictions this weekend.

Crews will be street sweeping starting Sunday at 9:00 p.m. until 5 a.m. Monday.

Crews will close one lane of traffic at a time.

Drivers are asked to use caution .

August 4, 2014 - 4:51am
1 year 4 weeks ago

For those that travel State Route 265 in Guernsey County a road closure will affect your travel.

The Ohio Department of Transportation announced that State Route 265 will close for 10 days starting Tuesday, August 5. They plan to work just east of Salem Road replacing a culvert.

This culvert replacement is part of a larger project that will involve two other culvert replacements.

Traffic is asked to detour from State Route 265 to State Route 285 to I-70 to State Route 513...

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