State Route 541 to be restricted for tree trimming work
Jacksontown, Ohio (Monday, September 16, 2013) – Beginning this Wednesday, September 18 State Route 541 will temporarily close during daytime hours in New Guilford to allow for tree trimming and clearing operations.
ODOT’s Coshocton County crew will be utilizing a special piece of equipment called the “Jarraff” to trim and cut trees along SR 541. The “Jarraff” is an all-terrain tree trimmer that allows for smaller crews to do more work in less time. This machine maximizes production and enhances worker and operator safety by allowing the operator and workers on site to never leave the ground.
Tree trimming operations are a very important part of ODOT’s roadway maintenance operations. Clearing overhead canopy from roadways improves pavement longevity and increases motorist’s safety, especially during winter months.
This short section of SR 541 will be closed between the Knox/Coshocton county line and New Guilford to allow for this work.
Crews will be working this Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday and through the following week from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., weather permitting.
Motorists should plan ahead to avoid any possible delays.
Motorists will be detoured via SR 206 to U.S. 36 to SR 229 to U.S. 62 back to SR 541.
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 (740) 323-5204
or email D05.PIO@dot.state.oh.us