State Route 800 reduced to one lane for tree removal
Hillside preparation for slope repair project to begin this summer
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Monday, March 2, 2015) –State Route 800 will be restricted this week just north of State Route 416 in Tuscarawas County for tree removal in preparation for a slope repair project to begin this summer.
Starting today, SR 800 will be reduced to one lane with flaggers between SR 416 and Froman Hill Rd. Work will take place between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday thru Thursday this week.
Motorists are urged to plan ahead to avoid delays or use an alternate route.
ODOT’s contractor performing this work is EcoTree Services, from Amherst, Ohio, and the cost is about $51,000. The $225,000 landslide repair project is expected to begin in July.
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