State Route 154 to be closed for tree trimming work
ODOT clearing canopy over roadway and performing right of way maintenance
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Monday, March 06, 2017) – Starting next Monday, March 13th, State Route 154 will be closed during daytime hours, Monday through Thursday, for two weeks in Columbiana County for tree trimming work.
Between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, SR 154 will be closed from Pine Hollow Road near Elkton to Fairfield School Road for tree trimming and vegetation management work performed by ODOT maintenance forces. No work will occur on Fridays.
Beginning at the intersection of SR 11 and SR 154, traffic will be detoured south on SR 11 to the SR 7/SR 267 (Rogers Exit), then north on SR 7 back to SR 154, and reverse.
ODOT’s Columbiana County crew will be using a “SkyTrim” unit for canopy removal and right of way clearing and maintenance. Work at this location is expected to be completed by Thursday, March 23rd. Motorists should plan ahead to avoid delays.
ODOT District 11 Deputy Director Lloyd MacAdam said, “Clearing overhead canopy from our roads improves our pavement longevity and increases motorist safety in the winter.”
The Ohio Department of Transportation maintains the state's largest man-made asset – the transportation system. ODOT's mission is to provide the safe and easy movement of people and goods from place to place. As a $2.8 billion per year enterprise, ODOT invests the bulk of its resources in system preservation through maintenance, construction and snow and ice operations.
The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by ODOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 11, 2015, and executed by FHWA and ODOT.
For more information contact:
Becky Giauque \Jee-awg\, Public Information Officer, at (330) 308-3949
or email Becky.Giauque@dot.ohio.gov