ODOT breaks ground on new outpost facility in Muskingum County
Jacksontown, Ohio (Friday, August 9, 2013) – Joined by Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Director Jerry Wray, ODOT District 5 Deputy Director Joe Rutherford and staff members broke ground today on a new $2.3 million outpost facility for its Muskingum County operations.
This investment provides a base of operations for ODOT in northern Muskingum County. The Dresden Outpost will also serve as an access point for ODOT Coshocton county crews during snow and ice season for salt.
The new facility will be constructed about a ¼ mile south of the existing facility on Northpointe Dr. in Dresden.
This facility will include:
- Salt storage with a 2000 ton capacity
- New Brine System
- Washing bay for trucks inside
- Equipment/ truck storage space
Rutherford says “The existing facility is no longer adequate for our purposes, the site layout is inefficient and the existing building is too small for the size of modern equipment. The new facility will allow our crews to better serve ODOT's routes in northern Muskingum County and southwest Coshocton county.”
Ohio’s highways are essential to keeping and creating new jobs. With a mission to provide easy movement of people and goods from place to place, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is responsible for maintaining one of the largest transportation networks in the nation. Guided by ethical principles and accountability, ODOT works to improve safety, enhance travel and advance economic development. As a $2.8 billion enterprise, the department wisely invests in its core services of snow and ice removal, annual construction program and highway maintenance operations.
For additional information, please contact:
Lauren Holdsworth, at (330) 308-7817