Stories tagged with: ODOT

February 21, 2014 - 8:10am
2 years 22 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
2 years 23 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
2 years 23 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
2 years 24 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
2 years 25 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...

January 24, 2014 - 11:55am
2 years 26 weeks ago

Ohio Department of Transpiration crews gear up for another set of long hours as snow once again dominates the forecast.

Starting at midnight 16 to 20 crews per shift will take to the roads working to keep traffic moving. The frigid temperatures make fighting this storm different then others.

"If you treat too early in lower temperatures the salt will start melting the snow and then will rapidly refreeze," explained Phil Valentine Transportation Manager for Muskingum...

January 21, 2014 - 5:43am
2 years 26 weeks ago

The snow moving across our area Tuesday morning prompts some counties to issue snow emergencies. 

The following counties are under level one snow emergencies:

  • Perry
  • Muskingum
  • Coshocton
  • Fairfield
  • Guernsey

A level one snow emergency means roads are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow and you should drive with caution. 

Currently road crews from the Ohio Department of Transportation are working to clear the...

December 16, 2013 - 7:50am
2 years 31 weeks ago

Snow is falling around Southeastern Ohio Monday morning making for a slick commute for students and parents. 

At this time the Ohio Department of Transportation reports moderate snow and ice conditions for Licking, Coshocton, Muskingum and Guernsey Counties. 

Law enforcement officials said they also have reports of cars slipping off the roadways due to the winter conditions.

We also have reports of several school delays. Those can be found by clicking on the...

December 8, 2013 - 1:53pm
2 years 32 weeks ago

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. 

Please...

December 6, 2013 - 3:12pm
2 years 33 weeks ago

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.

 

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