SR 170 landslide repair project to begin next week at East Palestine
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Thursday, February 25, 2016) – A project will begin next Monday, February 29th, to repair a landslide along State Route 170 just south of East Palestine in Columbiana County.
The project will eliminate an existing rockfall hazard on the roadway’s eastern (uphill) slope and stabilize the slope on the western (downhill) side. Work will also include the installation of a new storm sewer system for roadway drainage, replacement of two existing clay culverts, new guardrail, and pavement.
Traffic will be maintained with flaggers. However starting March 21st, SR 170 will be detoured for 190 days.
ODOT’s contractor for this $1.9 million project is Tucson Inc., from New Philadelphia, Ohio, and the completion date is June 30, 2017.
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 Becky.Giauque@dot.ohio.gov