Stories tagged with: ODOT

October 20, 2014 - 6:02pm
32 weeks 15 hours 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
33 weeks 6 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
36 weeks 1 hour 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
38 weeks 1 day 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
38 weeks 4 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
40 weeks 3 days 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
43 weeks 1 day 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...

July 30, 2014 - 8:17am
43 weeks 6 days ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation said a roadway in Muskingum County will close Thursday, July 31.

Bell Road will close at the intersection of Bell Road and State Route 93. Crews will begin work at 7am to install a culvert and the road will reopen at 4pm weather permitting.

State Route 93 won't be affected.

July 10, 2014 - 4:00pm
46 weeks 4 days ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation will be starting their Rock Slope Mitigation project next Monday, July 14.

The project is in response to vulnerable rock slopes that threaten to fall onto State Route 60 about a mile south of Duncan Falls. The project will last 60 days, ending on September 15. Ericka pfeifer, Public Information Officer for district 5 said why it is necessary to close the road.

"So what we're doing here is rock repair and a slip repair on this rock face,...

July 9, 2014 - 10:58am
46 weeks 5 days ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation wants motorists to be aware of a major road closure set for next week.

State Route 60 will be closed in both directions about a mile south of Duncan Falls starting Monday, July 14. The closure will last until September 15.

ODOT said during this time crews will work on the eastern rock slope. Rock will be removed and steel mesh protection installed to ensure the safety of drivers and prevent potential rock falls from entering the roadway.

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