U.S. Route 22 to be restricted next week for tree trimming work
ODOT clearing canopy over roadway and performing right of way maintenance
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Monday, October 17, 2016) – Beginning next Monday, October 24th, U.S. Route 22 will be closed during daytime hours west of Cadiz in Harrison County for tree trimming and vegetation management work.
A one-mile stretch of US 22 just east of SR 519 will be closed between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, ending on November 4th.
ODOT’s Harrison 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.”
Beginning at the intersection of US 22 and SR 519, traffic will be detoured east on SR 519 to SR 9 north to US 250 west back to US 22 in Cadiz, and reverse. 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.
The Ohio Department of Transportation maintains the state's largest man-made asset – the transportation system. ODOT's mission is to provide the safe and easy movement of people and goods from place to place. As a $2.8 billion per year enterprise, ODOT invests the bulk of its resources in system preservation through maintenance, construction and snow and ice operations.
The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by ODOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 11, 2015, and executed by FHWA and ODOT.
For more information contact:
Becky Giauque \Jee-awg\, Public Information Officer, at (330) 308-3949
or email Becky.Giauque@dot.ohio.gov