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...
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'...
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...
Snow is once again falling around Southeastern Ohio Sunday afternoon.
The Ohio Department of Transportation is already out on the roadways working to clear the roadways for motorists.
Right now Coshocton County has eight crews out on the roadways working. In Guernsey County there are 14 ODOT crews working. Licking County has 15 crews out on the roadways. Muskingum County has 16 crews working to clear the roads and in Perry County 12 crews are out.
According to the Ohio Department of Transportation State Route 146 is now open southeast of Zanesville at Three Towers Road.
The road had been closed since September of this year for a roadway improvement project which included the replacement of the Boggs Creek Bridge and realignment work at the intersection of State Route 146 and Three Towers Rd.
ODOT’s contractor for this $1.8 million project is Shelly & Sands Incorporated.
The Ohio Department of Transportation County Manager, Phil Valentine, says a degree or two in temperature makes all the difference when it comes to winter storms and how bad the roads get. Valentine says ODOT's primary focus is keeping the roads salted and free of ice.
"It looks like we've got a strong possibility of having some sleet so we're preparing our trucks today, going ahead and pre-loading with brine and we're gonna monitor the storm throughout the night and then try to...