Hillside preparation for slope repair project to begin next week
No traffic delays expected at this time
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Thursday, November 06, 2014) – Beginning Monday, November 10th, crews will begin cutting trees from the hillside above State Route 7 north of Brilliant in Jefferson County in preparation for another slope repair project to begin next year.
No impacts to traffic are expected at this time. However, rolling road blocks will be used to stop traffic in both directions at some point in the future while work is on the hillside above SR 7.
ODOT’s contractor performing this work is EcoTree Services, from Amherst, Ohio, and the cost is about $1.3 million. All tree cutting and removal should be completed by March 31, 2015.
The $33 million slope repair project will include excavation and benching the failed rock face and wooded slopes above SR 7, pavement rehabilitation, and construction of a permanent rock catchment area.
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