ODOT District 5 Weekly Traffic Advisory


Coshocton County


Work will continue on SR 541 on a culvert replacement about six miles west of Coshocton.  The road closed July 17th, and will remain closed for 16 days while crews are working. 


SR 715 between US 36 and SR 206 in Walhonding will be restricted while crews work on canopy cutting.  Work will take place from 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.. Traffic will be maintained during the first phase, the second phase will require closures and more details will be sent out when available.


Crews will continue to work on SR 60 in Metham in between CR 24 and CR 49 for a bridge replacement.  The road will close July 21st and be closed for 90 days.  The project will be completed by November 15th, 2014.  Detour: SR 36 to SR 206 to US 62 and reverse. 


Work on SR 206 will continue to restrict one lane in between SR 541 and US 62 for resurfacing work.  Crews will close one lane and traffic will be maintained with flaggers.  The work will take place from 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. and be completed by October 1st, 2014.


Fairfield County

July 28 *New

US 22 will be closed west of Rushville for 10 days for a culvert replacement.

Detour : SR 664 to SR 37 to US22.



SR 204 between SR 37 and SR 188 will be closed in various locations for culvert replacements during the daytime from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The culvert locations are; just south of Laker Dr. on Lancaster Street and just east of the SR 204 Shell Beach Rd. Intersection. The project will be complete August, 1st


Work will continue on SR 37 as workers continue to repair a bridge East of Lancaster.  One lane of traffic will be closed and maintained with a signal.


Work will continue in Downtown Lancaster on a resurfacing project on SR 37, SR 158 and US 22 within the City of Lancaster. The project estimated completion is the end of August 2014.


Guernsey County

Work on SR 265 will continue on multiple culvert replacements, each requiring a ten day closure.  Details regarding the closures will be provided as the schedule becomes available. 


Resurfacing work continues on I-70 and SR 265.  Beginning July 7 night work began on I-70 which will require lane closures from 6:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.


Resurfacing work continues on SR 513 and lane closures may be needed for short periods of time, traffic will be maintained with flaggers.  Storm sewer installation work continues in the Village of Quaker City.


Guardrail upgrades have begun on US 22, from IR 77 to Harrison County.  Traffic will be maintained with flaggers as needed.


Knox County


Resurfacing work will continue on SR 13 from end of 4 lane section south of Zolman Rd. to Richland County line, SR 95 from SR 95/ Salem Rd intersection to Richland County line and SR 546 from SR 546/ SR 13 intersection to the Richland County line. One lane of traffic will remain open and maintained with flaggers.  Work will take place from 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.  Estimated Completion is September 30, 2014.


SR 541 will be closed during daytime hours, 6:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. for multiple culvert replacements.  There may be a need for nightly closures but crews will try to open the road at the end of each day.  The road will be closed between US 62 and the Coshocton County Line. This week crews will work between Van Winkle Rd and Clark Rd. and between Woods Church Rd. and McCament Rd. The road will reopen August 8, 2014 weather permitting.
Detour: SR 586 South to SR 79 North and reverse. Eastbound traffic will be detoured to SR 586 south, to SR 79 north back to SR 541, and reverse for westbound traffic.



Licking County

July 28* New

The driving lane and outside shoulder of IR 70 WB, between SR 158 and SR 37, will be closed nightly, from 8 PM to 6 AM, beginning Monday, July 28th through Saturday, August 2nd, for overhead bridge repairs.

July 25 *New

Work will begin on constructing a new bikeway bridge in the village of Granville. The bridge will connect TJ Evans Trail to Raccoon Valley Park. The estimated completion date for the project is May 31, 2015



Licking Trail Rd will be closed over I-70 for construction. 

The road will be closed until October 31st, 2014 while crews work to repair the bridge.  Two lanes traffic on I-70 will be maintained during the daytime.  

Detour: Christland Hill Rd to Lancer Rd to US 40 and reverse.


Interstate 70 will be restricted from three lanes to one lane in both directions between SR 13 and the Buckeye Lake rest area on the evenings of Thursday, July 17, Friday, July 18, and Monday, July 21. Two lanes will remain open in both directions during daytime hours for that period.  Work will begin at 6:00 p.m. and end at 6:00 a.m. on all three evenings for repair of the Licking Trails Road bridge over the interstate.


Paving will continue throughout the county for the month of July.  Crews will continue on State Routes 146, 586 and 37, weather permitting.  Traffic will be maintained with flaggers during the paving operation.

Work will continue on a bridge replacement and improvement project at the intersection of Refugee and York Rd.  Crews will work on building a new bridge without affecting traffic.  Road closures will occur in the spring of 2015, estimated completion of the project is fall of 2015. 



CR 539 (Broadway/Granville-Newark Rd.) will be restricted to one lane for resurfacing.  Work will take place between Beachwood Drive and Westwood Drive in the village of Granville.  Crews will work from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.  One lane of traffic will be maintained with flaggers.  This project will be completed October 31, 2014. 


State Route 37 crews are working to resurface the route between the Delaware county line and the Interstate 70 Interchange.  The contractor is currently performing mill and fill between US 40 and SR 16.  During the resurfacing one lane will be closed and traffic will be maintained with flaggers.  Work will take place between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.



Work will continue on I-70 about two miles west of SR 79 on a bridge replacement project.  Workers are continuing to build on the new bridge and traffic is being maintained with a median barrier. 


Westbound traffic will be restrict to  one lane on Wednesday July 30 from 9:00am to 1:00pm to switch traffic from Westbound inside lanes back to westbound outside lanes so that work in middle lanes can be completed.


Work will continue on SR 16 between Dayton Road and the Muskingum County line.  Currently Traffic on SR 16 is restricted to one lane from SR 586 to just West of SR 146 in the Westbound direction. Crews are also paving in both lanes. 


Work will continue on a paving project including both Licking and Fairfield counties in the Buckeye Lake and Hebron area.  Workers will be adjusting manholes, valves and inlets to grade. 


Work will continue in the city of Newark at the Dayton Rd. and SR 16 interchange and the W. Main Street and 30th Street intersections as workers upgrade signals.  Traffic will be maintained with minimum lane closures needed.  Estimated completion is September 30, 2014.


Muskingum County

July 28 *New

Church Hill Rd will be closed for a culvert replacement.  Crews will work at the intersection of State Route 93 in Washington Twp. beginning and 7:00 a.m.  The road will reopen at 4:00 p.m.



Work will continue on SR 208 to replace a bridge, approximately ¾ mile north of Adamsville.

Detour: SR 60 to SR 16 to SR 83 to SR 93, and reverse.


SR 60, just over a mile south of Duncan Falls, will remain closed for work on a rock slope repair for 60 days.  Crews will remove rock and install steel mesh slope protection to ensure the safety of drivers and prevent potential rock falls from entering into the roadway. The road will remain closed until Monday, September 15th, weather permitting.
Detour: SR 60 to SR 78 to SR 284 to SR 146 to SR 60.


Work will continue to construct median cross-overs and pavement widening, on IR 70, from SR 93 to the Airport Road Interchange. This is in preparation for the upcoming operations to fill existing mine voids, located within the highway right-of-way. All lanes will be shifted away from the median, while this first phase of the work is being completed. Future updates on changes in traffic patterns will be provided, as the project progresses. The contractor will be closing one lane at a time, during non-peak evening and nighttime hours to perform various operations needed to shift traffic to the outside shoulders and driving lanes, for mine grouting work to begin.


SR 666 remains closed for a bridge replacement near Bateman Rd, about three miles north of Zanesville. 

Detour: SR 60 to SR 208 to SR 666 and reverse. Project is set to be complete by October, 2014. 


Work to stabilize a slipped embankment, by removing poor soils and placing rock along WB 70, near Hopewell continues.


Crews continue to work on SR 83 on a bridge repair at the US 40 and US 22 Intersection. The bridge is in Phase 2 of construction. Estimated completion is fall of 2014.

Southbound traffic detour: US 22 west to I-70 east, back to SR 83. Alternatively, drivers can follow US 22 east to SR 723 south, to I-70 west. Reverse routes will apply to northbound traffic.


Perry County

June 28 *New

SR 37 will close for 10 days for a box culvert replacement east of Tatman’s Rd.

Detour: SR 555 to SR 669 to SR 93 to SR 37 and reverse.


District Wide


Bridge rehabilitation, including concrete patching, concrete deck sealing, and bearing repairs will be performed on 16 structures, at various locations in Coshocton, Guernsey, Knox, Licking and Muskingum Counties.


Drivers can expect to see crews throughout the entire district marking pavement.  The workers will work either as a moving operation or close one lane of a four way highway as needed.  Work will start in Muskingum county and continue until May, 2015 as part of a safety project to improve visibility of pavement markers to drivers. 


Various bridge repairs will continue this summer throughout Fairfield and Licking County.  Workers are currently working on resurfacing of these bridges and any lane closures will take place at night.


Guardrail repair will be taking place this summer and into April 2015, crews may close lanes and use flaggers to maintain traffic for short periods of time as needed


Various traffic signal upgrades are being performed throughout the District. Workers are installing new poles, cables, signal heads and up-to-date controller equipment.​