Stories tagged with: ODOT

May 20, 2014 - 10:08am
1 year 1 week ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation announces a road closure for Wednesday, May 21. 

ODOT said that State Route 761 will close between the Noble/Guernsey county line and Sycamore starting at 7:00 a.m. and will reopen Thursday, May 22 at 5:00 p.m., weather permitting. 

The detour is SR 265 West to State Route 285 South to SR 313 east to State Route 761 for southbound motorists and reverse for northbound.

Visit www.ohgo.com for up-to-the minute details on...

May 9, 2014 - 4:44pm
1 year 2 weeks ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation announced Friday that Interstate 70 at the Muskingum/Licking County line, just west of  Exit 142(Gratiot), will be restricted to one lane for a paving project.

The westbound lane will be closed Monday and Tuesday and the eastbound lane will be closed Wednesday and Thursday.

The work will begin at 5:00 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m., weather permitting.

Motorists should expect delays.

April 24, 2014 - 4:02pm
1 year 5 weeks ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation announced Thursday that the State Route 83 bridge in New Concord will close completely on Friday at 9 a.m. until the construction project is completed in October.

ODOT attempted to maintain southbound traffic out of New Concord and close the bridge to northbound traffic only.

However, due to northbound drivers not obeying the closure, ODOT officials say they decided to close the bridge to all traffic in the interest of...

April 23, 2014 - 10:42am
1 year 5 weeks ago

Some area officials fear a plan by the Ohio Department of Transportation could have severe consequences for those that travel State Route 60 near Dresden.

A Jefferson Township Trustee said that when he found out ODOT was studying plans to remove the traffic light at State Route 60 and Raiders Road he began to write letters. He along with other trustees and county officials contacted ODOT and State Representatives urging them to keep the light.

"My worst fear is safety,...

February 28, 2014 - 6:30pm
1 year 12 weeks ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation is preparing for the worst, and with limited amounts of salt.

Right now trucks are being greased and pre-loaded in anticipation of Sunday's big storm. ODOT Manager, Phil Valentine, says the Muskingum County garage currently has 2,500 tons of salt left. While Valentine says 2,500 is a "survivable rate," he says they will continue to pace how much salt is used.

"Right now we're still salt on interstates but a lot of our...

February 21, 2014 - 8:10am
1 year 13 weeks ago

Motorists can expect high water to slow down their commute. 

The Ohio Department of Transportation announced Friday that State Route 16 is restricted near the Coshocton/Muskingum County line due to high water. 

ODOT said motorists should expect delays through this area.

 They are also reporting high water in the McConnelsville area. State Route 78 is closed in both directions between Bear Run Road and Grove Church Road due to the high water. 

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February 12, 2014 - 7:13am
1 year 15 weeks ago

Motorists can expect to see lane restrictions on Interstate 70 as they travel Wednesday. 

The Ohio Department of Transportation said that the passing lanes in both the east and westbound lanes of Interstate 70 in downtown zanesville will be restricted for repairs to the median barrier. 

The closures will be located near Exit 155-Underwood and are expected to take place around 8:30-4 p.m. weather permitting. 

 

February 10, 2014 - 10:45pm
1 year 15 weeks ago

Zanesville City Council passed an ordinance at Monday's meeting that will allow the city and Zanesville City School District to collaborate on a School Travel Plan. Council-at-Large member, Steve Foreman, said the Ohio Department of Transportation will fund the Safe Routes to School Project, and contract a third-party provider to conduct a study to find and develop safer routes for students to get to school.

"They will do a study that takes the addresses of students and looks at...

February 4, 2014 - 5:45pm
1 year 16 weeks ago

Crews from the Muskingum County ODOT Garage will be working around the clock to prep roadways for the snow, ice, and rain mix that's expected to hit late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning. ODOT Transportation Administrator, Phil Valentine, says shifts are being established and crews are pre-loading their trucks.

"This is gonna be one of those events it could go either way," said Valentine. "We could have high snowfall, ice, and either way it's a bad scenario. We'...

January 31, 2014 - 4:11pm
1 year 16 weeks ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation is gearing up for the second round of winter weather.

Transportation Administrator for Muskingum County, Phil Valentine says that he is unsure if the next few days will be filled with snow, rain or ice, but his crews are getting machinery ready to keep county roads salted and as dry as possible.

"Right now we are getting a lot of our trucks serviced. A lot of blades still need to be changed from the last storm that we had, and another...

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