State Route 39 to be closed one more week for tree trimming work
State Route 164 closure postponed a week
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Thursday, October 2, 2014) – State Route 39 will remain closed next week during daytime hours east of Salineville in Columbiana County for tree trimming work and vegetation management.
ODOT’s Columbiana County crew has been using a “SkyTrim” unit along several of its state highways for canopy removal and right of way clearing and maintenance.
Crews work between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Beginning at the intersection of SR 39 and SR 644, traffic will be detoured north on SR 644 to SR 518 east to SR 164 south back to SR 39, and reverse.
Beginning Tuesday, October 14th, crews will move the operation to SR 164 between Salineville and the Jefferson County line. They expect work on SR 164 to take two weeks. Beginning at the intersection of SR 39 and SR 164, traffic will be detoured west on SR 39 to SR 524 south back to SR 164, and reverse.
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