Blasting work to begin on SR 39 rockfall project east of Salineville
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Wednesday, July 09, 2014) – Blasting work is set to begin next week on the $2 million, State Route 39 rockfall remediation project just east of Salineville in Columbiana County and will cause some minor traffic delays.
Beginning Monday, July 14th, ODOT’s contractor, Ruhlin Company, from Sharon Center, Ohio, will begin blasting operations, Monday through Friday, between 2 and 5 p.m., weather permitting.
Traffic will be stopped at the construction zone daily for approximately 10 minutes while this blasting occurs. Motorists should plan ahead to avoid delays during this timeframe. Only one blast will occur per day.
Otherwise, two-way traffic is being maintained in one, 11-foot lane with temporary traffic signals.
Ruhlin anticipates three months of blasting work and a fall completion date.
Click HERE to view a map of the work area.
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 D11.PIO@dot.state.oh.us