State Route 646 to be closed for
tree trimming work
ODOT clearing canopy over roadway
and performing right of way maintenance
Philadelphia, Ohio (Monday, November 23, 2015) – Beginning next Monday, November 30th, State Route
646 will be closed during daytime hours in Harrison County for tree trimming and
vegetation management work.
permitting, SR 646 will be closed between
8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on the three-mile stretch between Scio and New Rumley through Friday, December 11th.
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.”
at the intersection of SR 646 and SR 151, traffic will be detoured east on SR
151 to SR 9 north back to SR 646, 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 Becky.Giauque@dot.ohio.gov