Work to begin next week on State Route 212 landslide repair project at Zoar
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Wednesday, May 19, 2010) – Work is set to begin Monday, May 24th, on the State Route 212 landslide repair project at Zoar in Tuscarawas County.
Repairs include the construction of a 1,790 feet long, steel H-pile and concrete retaining wall along the Tuscarawas River from Michael Lane (Twp. Rd. 123) to just east of the Norfolk & Western railroad bridge as well as the replacement of pavement and guardrail on the eastbound lane of SR 212.
Next week, crews will perform temporary pavement widening to allow for the maintenance of traffic throughout construction. During this work, traffic will be maintained with flaggers. However by the beginning of June, two-way traffic will be maintained in one lane with temporary traffic signals.
ODOT's contractor for this $2 million project is Shelly & Sands, Inc., from Zanesville, Ohio, and the completion date is mid-November.
ODOT reminds motorists to SLOW DOWN for the "Cone Zone;" turn on headlights and drive carefully in work zones. Drive responsibly for your safety and the safety of the highway workers. Remember, fines in work zones are doubled for not obeying traffic signs. Minimize distractions – turn OFF cell phones in construction zones. Remember to always buckle up.
For more information contact:
Becky Giauque \Jee-awg\, Public Information Officer, at (330) 308-3949
or email D11.PIO@dot.state.oh.us
ODOT District 11 serves Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson and Tuscarawas counties.