State Route 258 to be restricted for tree trimming work
ODOT clearing canopy over roadway and performing right of way maintenance
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Monday, September 16, 2013) – Beginning Wednesday, September 18th, State Route 258 will be closed during daytime hours in Tuscarawas County for tree trimming work.
ODOT’s Tuscarawas County crew will be using a “SkyTrim” unit for canopy removal and right of way clearing and maintenance.
ODOT District 11 Deputy Director Lloyd MacAdam said, “Clearing overhead canopy from our roads improves our pavement longevity and increases motorist safety in the winter.”
Short sections of SR 258 will be closed at a time during daytime hours only between Newcomerstown and Peoli to allow for this work.
Crews are expected to work on SR 258 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, for the next several months. Motorists should plan ahead to avoid delays.
The “SkyTrim” is self-contained and requires virtually no set up time. ODOT also uses a similar unit called the “Jarraff” and has completed work in other parts of eastern Ohio with it. Both machines allow smaller crews to do more work in less time, and since workers never leave the ground, the equipment adds safety to the job.
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