Stories tagged with: Street Department

April 7, 2015 - 3:22pm
1 year 20 weeks ago

It's been 12 years since the city of Zanesville has purchased new trucks to be used for snow removal and dozens of other jobs.

As paving season begins, the city introduces the newest trucks in its fleet. Compared to the older trucks with ten foot beds, the new ones have stainless steel, 11 foot beds. Mayor Jeff Tilton explained how the new trucks will be put to use.

"With these new trucks we can do a lot better plowing. We can use them a lot better than with the smaller...

January 25, 2014 - 6:48pm
2 years 30 weeks ago

Officials from the Zanesville City Street Department were on call on Saturday to deal with the severe winter weather.

Street Superintendent, Jeff Shook says that his department started to prepare early for the level two weather conditions by making sure each vehicle was in prime working condition.

"We check all of our cut and edges, make sure they are all long enough. We make sure that they are all full fluids, tires are all good, and everything is working. All the spinners...

December 11, 2013 - 7:52am
2 years 37 weeks ago

The City of Zanesville plans to end leaf collections this week. 

The Zanesville Street Department said that its collection season is coming to a close on Friday December 13. The City of Zanesville will pick up leaves that are currently raked to the curb. 

After Friday any leaves left should be bagged and left for regular trash pick-up. Due to the weather the city said there can be no exceptions. 

May 1, 2012 - 9:24pm
4 years 17 weeks ago

Road conditions cause a crash that sent two people to the hospital and shut down part of a Zanesville roadway Tuesday night.

Around 8:15 p.m., the Zanesville Police Department received a call that a northbound Buick and a southbound Blazer collided at the railroad underpass on the Maysville Pike. 

According to Patrolman Jeremy Barnhart, there was an oily substance on the road that caused the crash.

The driver of the Buick and a passenger in the Blazer were taken...

April 2, 2012 - 4:12pm
4 years 21 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 19, 2010 - 12:46pm
6 years 27 weeks ago

As the snow begins to melt more and more potholes are popping up causing problems for area drivers.

Public Service Director Mike Sims said they are getting quite a few calls about craters.

"Maple Ave in particular has been a sore spot especially in the curb lane where it meets the edge of the concrete gutter. We've had quite a few pop up there yesterday and Friday. Once crews  got the snow cleared it is time to put in cold mix,"...

January 2, 2010 - 5:33pm
6 years 34 weeks ago

The city of Zanesville is currently facing budget issues and concerned about departments' overtime.

Public Service Director, Mike Sims, says that is causing problems within the street department because it racks up overtime during winter while fighting to keep the streets clear, but City Council approved an ordinance last Monday, asking all departments cut their overtime in half.

"The department is working a split shift type of scheduling. So, it will minimize the overtime...

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