State Route 60 to be restricted for tree trimming work
ODOT clearing canopy over roadway and performing right of way maintenance
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Monday, March 21, 2016) – Beginning next week, State Route 60 will be closed during daytime hours in Holmes County for tree trimming work.
Beginning Monday, March 28th, SR 60 will be closed between 8 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, from the Coshocton County line to U.S. Route 62 at Killbuck for tree trimming and vegetation management work performed by ODOT maintenance forces.
Beginning at the intersection of SR 60 and U.S. 36, traffic will be detoured east on U.S. 36 to SR 83 north to U.S. 62 west back to SR 60, and reverse.
ODOT’s Holmes County crew will be using a “SkyTrim” unit for canopy removal and right of way clearing and maintenance and are expected to work at this location for two weeks. 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 “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.
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