State Route 170 tree trimming work postponed again due to weather forecast
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Thursday, January 23, 2014) – Due to the frigid forecast for next week, tree trimming work on State Route 170 north of Calcutta in Columbiana County is being postponed again. Weather permitting, officials are hopeful to begin this work on Monday, February 3rd.
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.
SR 170 will be closed during daytime hours between 8:15 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, for this work expected to take about three weeks. 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