State Route 754 to be restricted next week for tree trimming work
ODOT clearing canopy over roadway and performing right of way maintenance
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Monday, March 20, 2017) – Starting Monday, March 27th, State Route 754 will be closed during daytime hours around Paint Valley in Holmes County for tree trimming work.
Between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, SR 754 will be closed from SR 39 to Township Rd. 506 for tree trimming and vegetation management work performed by ODOT maintenance forces.
Beginning at the intersection of SR 39, SR 754 traffic will be detoured west on SR 39 to SR 514 in Nashville, then north on SR 514 back to SR 754, and reverse.
ODOT’s Holmes 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 Friday, March 31. 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