Stories tagged with: potholes

March 18, 2015 - 3:24pm
36 weeks 5 days ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that crews will be performing emergency pothole repairs on I-70 in Zanesville.

The work will begin Thursday at 8:30 a.m. on the I-70 eastbound lanes just west of the State Street Exit.

Crews will begin in the left lane and then move to the right lane.

The work is expected to be finished around 3:00 p.m.

Motorists should use caution and expect delays.


March 17, 2015 - 3:49pm
36 weeks 6 days ago

Zanesville road crews continue work to clean up after winter wreaked havoc on the city's roads.

The Zanesville Public Service Committee met Tuesday morning to receive an update on various projects the Public Services Department is working on.

One of those on going projects is the filling of potholes around the city. It is a project the city must undergo each year. Right now there are seven crews working to fix the problem.

"There was so much demand on our main routes...

March 4, 2015 - 2:55pm
38 weeks 3 days ago

The rain over the last 24 hours caused more than flooding issues around the area. Even more potholes are now appearing on city streets.

Three crews a day are out and about working very hard to keep up with the demands. We made a visit to City Hall and spoke to Public Service Director, Jay Bennet who gave us an overview of the current problem.

"Much like spring brings flowers and bloom, the thaw with every season here in Ohio brings the blooming of potholes so they are...

March 4, 2015 - 10:13am
38 weeks 5 days ago
Zanesville Mayor Jeff Tilton is asking area motorist to stay alert to the problem of potholes on city streets. Tilton says he is fully aware of the serious pothole problem in the city and he has crews working to patch the problems. The Mayor is asking residents to be patient and stay alert while driving to avoid any problems.
February 9, 2015 - 9:16pm
42 weeks 5 hours ago

If you were out and about driving Monday afternoon, you may have noticed street crews hard at work.

The purpose was to repair the potholes that have popped up over the winter months. Public service Director Jay Benett gave us an update on the situation at hand.

"As always it is this time of year as we were talking in a community meeting last week. Spring brings blooming of flowers while this time of year brings blooming of potholes. You know, no worse, no better than its...

March 20, 2014 - 5:18pm
1 year 36 weeks ago

The city of Zanesville is still working to eliminate the pothole dilemma in our area.

Acting Public Service Director, Chip Saunders says that so far the city has spent more than $28,000 to fix area potholes. City council is looking to receive grant funding to better address the problem once asphalt plants open up later in the spring.

"The first step is when the plants open up in a month, we have got a 5,000 ton pavement project that has to be completed by June 1. We have a...

April 2, 2012 - 3:12pm
3 years 34 weeks ago

With warmer weather approaching, the Street department is looking to put in permanent patches to potholes in the city roads.

Public service director Mike Sims said "Hot Mix" Factories that supply permanent patches will be opening within the next couple of weeks.

Sims said as soon as the factories open, the Street Department can work to remove the temporary, "Cold Mix" patches and replace them with permanent asphalt patches.

Sims added that residents who...

February 15, 2012 - 5:47pm
3 years 41 weeks ago

We may have avoided excessive snowfall this winter, but we're still facing excessive potholes associated with the weather.

This time of year, potholes are popping up on roadways, causing problems for drivers and their vehicles. AAA Auto Club spokesperson Kimberly Schwind said drivers should take care of their vehicles, before hitting the roads.

"Some other things that people can do in terms of car maintenance, you really want to make sure that your tires are well...

February 11, 2011 - 11:42am
4 years 41 weeks ago

Dry conditions allow City of Zanesville Street Department crews to dig in to fix area potholes.

Three crews spent time going ward to ward scouring the areas and filling in potholes along the way.

"The operation of filling them when it's under dry conditions goes pretty smoothly unless they have to dig out preexisting patch that takes a little extra time," said Public Service Director Mike Sims.

At this time crews can only patch the holes with a temporary cold mix...

February 8, 2011 - 12:36pm
4 years 42 weeks ago

Motorists around the Y-city experience some bumps in the road as city crews deal with pothole problems.

The holes are popping up on several roadways as roads freeze and unfreeze.

"When the holes are packed with snow that freezes and thaws," said City of Zanesville Public Service Director Mike Sims. "It pops and breaks and makes it a little bit larger and deeper and then they become very noticeable when you have the first thaw."

Sims said when they get a...

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