State Route 416 to be closed for tree trimming work
ODOT clearing canopy over roadway and performing right of way maintenance
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Tuesday, October 27, 2015) – Beginning next Monday, November 2nd, State Route 416 will be closed during daytime hours between U.S. Route 36 and the village of Tuscarawas in Tuscarawas County for tree trimming work and vegetation management.
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.”
Crews are expected to work on SR 416 for three weeks between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Work should conclude by November 20, 2015.
Beginning at the intersection of SR 416 and U.S. 36, traffic will be detoured east on U.S. 36 to U.S. 250 west to SR 259 east back to SR 416, 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.
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