More than 100 snowplows took to the streets Sunday night to battle freezing rain in our area.
The Ohio Department of Transportation said crews used salt mixed with calcium chloride to treat the highways and bridges. ODOT said salt that has been treated with calcium is more effective at melting ice than salt alone. In fact the mixture is effective up to -25 degrees.
Although much of the ice has been melted away in most areas, 85 plow trucks are still monitoring the roads in...
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...
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.
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,
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,...