Category: Road Construction

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,…

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…