The Illinois Department of Transportation is inviting the public to learn more and comment about proposed improvements to the I-57 interchange at IL-17 (Court Street) in Kankakee. Instead of hosting a regular public meeting, IDOT will share details on the project and encourage public participation Oct. 1-31 through the project website.
ODOT Districts 1 and 2 to hold hiring events to find snowplow drivers
Hiring events planned in Bowling Green, Lima, and Defiance
The days are getting shorter, which means it is time for the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) to get ready for winter operations.
Throughout September and October, ODOT Districts 1 and 2 will be holding three hiring events to fill approximately 65 winter seasonal positions available across the region.
The schedule of events is as follows:
- Saturday, Sept. 26, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at ODOT District 2 district garage, 317 E. Poe Rd., Bowling Green
- Applicants will be checked-in in the northwest corner of the parking lot near the gate, and someone will bring you back to the garage when space becomes available
- Tuesday, Oct. 13, from noon to 4:30 p.m. at ODOT District 1 district office, 1885 N. McCullough Street, Lima
- Tuesday, Oct. 20, from noon to 4:30 p.m. at ODOT District 1 Defiance County maintenance garage, 2340 Baltimore Rd., Defiance
Plowing snow is the primary job responsibility for winter seasonal positions, but employees may also be asked to perform other operational duties.
District 1 is looking to fill 36 positions in Allen, Defiance, Hancock, Hardin, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert, and Wyandot counties. District 2 maintains Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca, Wood, and Williams counties. District 2 seeks drivers for Lucas, Northwood, Ottawa, & Wood garages.
During these winter seasonal hiring events, applicants will undergo a driving record check and take the required physical abilities test prior to being interviewed by a manager for the position. Applicants will be required to wear a face covering during the job fair.
Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent; a valid class A or B commercial driver’s license (CDL) with a tanker endorsement, without air brake restriction; and three months of training or experience in basic equipment operation.
The salary is $18.05 per hour. The positions are temporary, and benefits are not provided. Both districts are looking for people who are available to work 40 hours a week from December through March. On-call and part-time options may be available.
Previous experience plowing snow is not necessary. Training is available for applicants who meet the basic requirements.
Applicants planning to attend one of the hiring events are encouraged to apply in advance: careers.ohio.gov and search by organization for "Transportation – District 01" or "Transportation - District 02".
The public is invited to participate in a virtual online open house from Friday, Aug. 28 through Monday, Sept. 28, 2020 to learn more about proposed designs for the future of MN- 65 in Spring Lake Park, Blaine and Ham Lake. MnDOT, in partnership with Anoka County and the cities of Blaine, Ham Lake and Spring Lake Park are studying the highway corridor between Anoka CR-10/Mounds View Blvd. in Spring Lake Park and Bunker Lake Boulevard in Ham Lake. Along with input from the community, three cost-effective solutions were identified to address the transportation needs of all users.
The online virtual open house will present proposed designs to address safety, congestion, access and bicycle/pedestrian needs. Participants will be able to view several layouts, ask questions and give feedback. To learn more and to visit the online open house, please visit the MN-65 study meetings page.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) invites and encourages participation by all. We believe everyone should have an equal opportunity to enjoy the programs, services and activities we provide. To request this information in a different format, call 651-366-4718 or email your request to ADArequest.email@example.com.
MN-65 is a gateway that connects communities in the Twin Cities Metro area and provides access to greater Minnesota. The section of MN-65 between Bunker Lake Blvd. in Ham Lake and CR-10/ Mounds View Blvd. in Spring Lake Park currently has capacity, access, mobility and safety issues. As the area continues to grow, MnDOT along with county and city leaders are working on a vision for the corridor that best addresses these transportation issues.
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