Interstate 77 to be restricted Saturday morning for utility work

New Philadelphia, Ohio (Wednesday, June 4, 2014)Interstate 77 will be restricted briefly Saturday morning, June 7th, north of Strasburg in Tuscarawas County for utility work.
Around 6 a.m., Time Warner will be installing a new fiber optic cable over the highway two miles north of Exit 87 (Strasburg Exit).
Minimal traffic impacts are expected, but traffic will be stopped in both directions for a maximum of 20 minutes. Motorists are urged to use caution and be prepared for slight delays.
Ohio’s highways are essential to keeping and creating new jobs. With a mission to provide easy movement of people and goods from place to place, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is responsible for maintaining one of the largest transportation networks in the nation.  Guided by ethical principles and accountability, ODOT works to improve safety, enhance travel and advance economic development. As a $2.8 billion enterprise, the department wisely invests in its core services of snow and ice removal, annual construction program and highway maintenance operations.
For more information contact:
Becky Giauque \Jee-awg\, Public Information Officer, at (330) 308-3949
or email