OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
DISTRICT 11 OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS - 2201 Reiser Avenue SE, New Philadelphia, OH 44663
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 22, 2009
Traffic Signals to be Upgraded on State Route 14 through Salem
(NEW PHILADELPHIA, OHIO) --The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 11 will begin work Monday, July 6th, to upgrade 14 traffic signals on State Route 14 (State Street) through the city of Salem in Columbiana County.
Traffic signals from the SR 45 bypass to Walmart will get new controllers, LED vehicle and pedestrian signal heads, pedestrian push buttons, curb ramps, video detection, wireless interconnect, and replacement of the current closed loop system.
Traffic will be maintained when needed by law enforcement officers, especially during replacement of the signal heads at each intersection.
ODOT’s contractor for this $631,782 project is Perram Electric Inc., from Wadsworth, Ohio, and the completion date is October 15, 2009.
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 information on additional lane and road closures caused by construction, accidents, flooding or other related traffic events, visit ODOT's gateway to traffic and roadway information at www.BuckeyeTraffic.org.
For more information, contact: Becky McCarty, Public Information Officer, at 330-308-3949 or at Becky.McCarty@dot.state.oh.us.
ODOT District 11 serves Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson and Tuscarawas counties.
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