Utility relocation to begin in Berlin for upcoming safety project
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Friday, January 03, 2014) – Utility relocation work is set to begin Monday, January 6, 2014, along U.S. Route 62 in the unincorporated town of Berlin, Holmes County in preparation for a 2015 safety improvement project that will widen the roadway.
Traffic will be restricted during daylight hours, Sundays through Thursdays, over the next few months for this work. No work will take place on Fridays or Saturdays. Traffic will be maintained with flaggers. Traffic signals will be turned off during working hours, and law enforcement officers will be utilized at the signalized intersections.
Additionally, no on-street parking will be permitted during daylight hours.
Approximately 33 American Electric Power poles must be relocated for the $3 million project. AEP’s work is expected to be completed by April 1, 2014. However, other utility relocation work, including gas, cable, water, and telephone, will take place this year as well and may also result in some disruptions to traffic and parking.
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 more information contact:
Becky Giauque \Jee-awg\, Public Information Officer, at (330) 308-3949
or email D11.PIO@dot.state.oh.us