State Route 170 tree trimming work postponed to next week
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Tuesday, January 21, 2014) – Due to winter weather conditions and extreme cold temperatures forecasted for this week, State Route 170 will not be closed during daytime hours north of Calcutta in Columbiana County for tree trimming work. This work is being postponed until Monday, January 27th.
ODOT’s Columbiana County crew will be using a “SkyTrim” unit for canopy removal and right of way clearing and maintenance between Twp. Rd. 1036 and Twp. Rd. 1032.
When this work does begin, crews are expected to work on SR 170 for about three weeks between 8:15 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. No official detour will be posted. Motorists should plan ahead to avoid delays.
The “SkyTrim” is self-contained and requires virtually no set up time. ODOT also uses a similar unit called the “Jarraff” and has completed work in other parts of eastern Ohio with it. Both machines allow smaller crews to do more work in less time, and since workers never leave the ground, the equipment adds safety to the job.
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