State Route 164 tree trimming work rescheduled
ODOT clearing canopy over roadway and performing right of way maintenance
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Monday, October 6, 2014) – The State Route 164 tree trimming operation in Columbiana County has been rescheduled for later this month.
ODOT maintenance crews will be using a “SkyTrim” unit between Salineville and the Jefferson County line for canopy removal and right of way clearing and maintenance.
Crews will complete work on SR 39 east of Salineville this week and begin work on SR 164 Monday, October 20th.
One lane of traffic on SR 164 will be maintained with flaggers; however, motorists are urged to plan ahead to avoid delays that could last up to 15 minutes.
Crews will work between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday and expect to complete the job on SR 164 within two weeks.
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