Category: Road Construction

ODOT Inspects Snow-Fighting Equipment In Preparation For Winter

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is preparing for winter 2016/2017 by readying its snow and ice equipment, filling salt barns and ensuring operators and mechanics are well trained. Throughout October and November, ODOT crews around the state will conduct 150-point inspections to repair and fine tune snow removal equipment in preparation for winter. The…

District-Wide Herbicide Treatments Scheduled to Begin Tuesday

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces that herbicide treatments are scheduled for various counties throughout INDOT’s Fort Wayne District, beginning Tuesday, September 7, weather permitting. Motorists may encounter slow-moving vehicles on state and federal roadways (listed below), as crews work to spray more than 4,000 acres of state right-of-way for invasive/noxious. With effective herbicide applications,…

Randall Smith Memorial Highway Dedicated

It has been a year since, “Randall Smith” was called by Bob Habern. “Randall Scott Smith”, Habern repeated. The roll call took place in complete silence. Though others responded, Randall did not answer. Bob, District Disabled Veteran’s Commander Chapter 54, called again, louder this time, “Petty Officer, Second Class, Randall Smith”. After a short delay,…

Fairground Drive Reopens Immediately with Structural Engineer’s Blessing

Paulding, Ohio—The Paulding County Commissioners received confirmation today from a Structural Engineer that the county-owned communications tower located at the west end of the county fairgrounds parking lot is not currently at risk for failure. The reported overloads in the engineering study produced for Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative, Inc. are for iced condition (40-MPH wind…

400′ Tower Closing Fairground Drive

A second opinion by engineer will determine safety of the area for the public.  Road Closure-Restricted Area Paulding, Ohio—Local officials are taking safety precautions regarding a recent engineering study on the county-owned communications tower located at the west end of the county fairgrounds parking lot located in the Village of Paulding. Paulding Putnam Electric, who…

Legislation Would Honor Fallen Military Hero in Paulding County

COLUMBUS—State Representative Tony Burkley (R-Payne) today introduced legislation to designate a portion of highway in Paulding County after a local military hero who was killed during a shootout in Chattanooga, Tennessee, this summer. House Bill 406 would name the portion of US Route 127 stretching from the northern edge of Paulding to the intersection of…