State Route 154 slide reactivated just north of Elkton
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Thursday, May 11, 2017) – Recent heavy rains have reactivated a landslide along State Route 154 just north of Elkton in Columbiana County.
The landslide was repaired last fall with an H-pile wall; however, it is now slipping beyond the limits of that wall. Therefore, SR 154 has again been reduced to one, 11-foot lane with temporary traffic signals.
ODOT’s contractor for the original project, Ohio-West Virginia Excavating Co., from Shadyside, Ohio, will soon be onsite to fix the slide by extending the retaining wall.
A completion date has not yet been determined.
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