Category: Road Construction

ODOT winter operations update Information current as of 1/5/18

The following is an update regarding snow and ice operations on state highways within Defiance, Paulding, Putnam and Van Wert. DEFIANCE  The Ohio Department of Transportation District 1 includes the counties of Allen, Defiance, Hancock, Hardin, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert and Wyandot. To receive information regarding winter operations in other counties, please go to  https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/OHDOT/subscriber/…

Patrol reminds motorists that safety belts save lives

The Ohio State Highway Patrol encourages all motorists to buckle-up this upcoming holiday season and continue to do so throughout the New Year. In Ohio from 2014-2016, a total of 1,141 people were killed in crashes who were not wearing an available safety belt. “It’s simple – safety belts save lives and reduce injury in…

Upcoming ODOT Work This Week July 31, 2017

The following is highway construction scheduled to occur within Defiance, Paulding, Putnam and Van Wert Counties. Defiance: State Route 2/state Route 49 within the village of Hicksville will close August 1 for approximately two weeks for excavation of a manhole. Traffic detoured onto state Route 18, U.S. 127 and U.S. 24 back to state Route…

Upcoming ODOT Work Week Of July 10, 2017

The following is work scheduled to occur in the coming week on state highways in Defiance, Paulding, Putnam and Van Wert Counties. Defiance: State Route 18 between township Road 115 and Glenberg Road will close beginning August 8 for culvert replacements at three locations: two located west of Sherwood, one east of Sherwood. Work is…

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,…