Stories tagged with: Road Construction

April 10, 2015 - 7:16am
2 weeks 2 days ago

Top stories for Friday, April 10, 2015.

Level 2 Road Advisory

GUERNSEY COUNTY, OHIO (WHIZ) - The Sheriff's Office in Guernsey county has issued a road emergency due to flooding in the area. Sheriff Michael McCauley has placed Guernsey County under a Level 2 Road Advisory.

Water Covered Roadways

ZANESVILLE, OHIO (WHIZ) - Heavy rain and severe weather can cause waterways to overflow onto the roads, making it hazardous for drivers. The...

March 29, 2015 - 9:55pm
3 weeks 6 days ago

Beginning Monday, April 6 the one and off ramps of I-70 westbound will be closed for several weeks. 

The closure is part of a mine grouting project which started last summer. The ramps will be closed for three weeks, and the Ohio Department of Transportation has set up detours for the construction period. Traffic wanting to use the westbound exit lane will be detoured at Airport Road and can use U.S. 22/40 west to state route 93. Traffic using the westbound on ramp will be...

August 27, 2014 - 1:34pm
34 weeks 3 days ago

The rock wall construction on State Route 60 just south of Duncan Falls is now in the final stages.

Construction began on the wall in mid-July.  Crews worked to move the wall back about eight feet and also added mesh wire fencing. An earth mound is being built between the wall and road as well to protect the rock from weathering and the elements.

"State Route 60 is still going as planned," said the Ohio Department of Transportation's Ericka Pfeifer.  "It'...

August 26, 2014 - 5:10pm
34 weeks 4 days ago

Motorists who travel on Interstate 70 east of Zanesville have likely noticed some orange barrels in the past couple of months, and soon there will be a lane shift as well.

It's all part of a project by the Ohio Department of Transportation to fill old coal mines that sit underneath the roadway.

"Behind us, we have a mine grouting project that we're doing throughout this area of 70," said ODOT Public Information Officer Ericka Pfeifer.  "Currently, we're...

August 5, 2014 - 3:03pm
37 weeks 4 days ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation said construction on a rock wall along State Route 60 is going smoothly and even running a little ahead of schedule.

Construction began on the wall in mid-July, shutting down a section of State Route 60 just south of Duncan Falls.  ODOT's Ericka Pfeifer said the goal of the project is to move the wall back away from the roadway to ensure the safety of drivers.

"Behind us, you hear them drilling," Pfeifer said.  "...

May 27, 2011 - 2:20pm
3 years 47 weeks ago

The resurfacing of Maple Avenue is set to take place August first.

The work, which is being done by ODOT, will effect Maple from Adair Avenue to Fairview Road. While the work may cause a headache for drivers, District 5 Deputy Director, Joe Rutherford, says it will be a vast improvement.

"There's no question that the work will affect the time it takes for a motorist to get up and down Maple Avenue." said Rutherford. "But the contractors we have on board these days...

May 26, 2011 - 6:16pm
3 years 47 weeks ago

Muskingum county residents can expect to see traffic delays and orange barrels all summer long.

The Ohio Department of Transportation met with the Muskingum County Commissioners Thursday afternoon to review the construction projects going on this summer. District 5 Deputy Director, Joe Rutherford, says there are around $21 million worth of projects scheduled for Muskingum County this year.

"One of the biggest projects will be the resurfacing of I-70, basically from...

April 12, 2010 - 4:16pm
5 years 2 weeks ago

There's two upcoming road closures that Licking County residents need to be aware of.

State Route 13 from Riverview Drive to Deo Drive will be closed this Friday from 8 p.m. through 6 a.m. the following Monday.

It will close again the following Friday, April 23rd at 8 p.m. through 6 a.m. Monday, April 26th. However this time, it will be close between Waterwork Road and Deo Drive.

ODOT says crews will be focusing on a storm sewer, traffic signals, and the addition of...

January 5, 2010 - 4:58pm
5 years 16 weeks ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation announced work will begin on Interstate 70 eastbound in Zanesville Wednesday morning.

Beginning Wednesday during daylight hours, I-70 east will be down to one lane just before the State Street exit as crews work to repair the concrete deck and an expansion joint.

Traffic will also be slowed to 45 miles-per-hour Monday thru Saturday.

Construction will be in two phases, with work on the driving lane starting Wednesday and work on the...

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