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TRANSMISSION LINE CROSSING: A GROUND & AIR COLLABORATION

Traffic Control Projects, January 23, 2015

AWP crews worked diligently on the ground, protecting the public and keeping the roads safe, while helicopters hovered near utility towers, dropping off and picking up workers and equipment to install and connect overhead wires to 170-foot tall transmission towers.

AWP’s Oakwood traffic control team set up and executed two rolling slow-downs simultaneously on I-271 and SR-8 to allow the utility crews to pull the lines across the highways. With the help of a dozen Ohio State Highway Patrol, AWP kept traffic flowing, and provided the utility crews the safety and space they needed to get the job done.

AWP traffic safety crews, consisting of eleven flaggers and supervisors, used message boards, traffic control signs, and more than 100 ADA’s in their effort to set up safe work zones and conduct traffic control. Their goal was to restrict access and maintain traffic flow through and around several large business and retail parking lots in order to keep the public clear of any potential dangers posed by the work being done overhead.

AWP’s client, JW Didaddo Electric, the subcontractor for First Energy, was very impressed with our team and the traffic control services we provided. Project Manager Art Simms, and Project Lead Nick Selogy successfully coordinated this impressive project, and the Oakwood team carried it out with exemplary professionalism and teamwork.

The Oakwood team operated with continued vigilant adherence to the AWP mission – We make roads safer! We are also pleased that residents in the Cleveland community will be enjoying enhanced electric service for years to come. See coverage of this project by area news stations WKYC and Newsnet5.