Wayne Avenue Reopening Thursday

Local News

ZANESVILLE, Ohio – The City of Zanesville says Wayne Avenue will finally be opened to traffic.

City Engineer Chip Saunders says the heavily traveled road will open at 8:00 am Thursday.

“Wayne Avenue will be opening tomorrow morning at 8 o’clock. All the work has been done — all the repairs have been made so it will be fully open to the public.”

He says the repairs were made a month before the estimated completion date.

“We’re a month ahead of the schedule that we were initially anticipating. We’ve had good weather, a good plan and a good contractor to get the work done on time.”

The road was closed to traffic from the State Route 555 Bridge to Marietta on September 16th and the southbound lane had been closed since April.

Crews made emergency slip repairs and culvert replacement.

Editor’s Note: Reporter Nicolette Pizzuto contributed to this article.

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