I-70 Weekend Lane Restrictions Begin Next Week
Major delays expected; Motorists should seek alternate routes
Jacksontown, Ohio (Friday, July 5, 2013) – A construction project to rehabilitate three bridges on Interstate 70 is set to begin on Monday, July 8 at the State Route 256 interchange. The project includes five weekend lane closures at various locations on I-70 and one weekend ramp closure for motorists exiting I-70 for northbound S.R. 256.
Weekend traffic will be impacted on I-70 for the rehabilitation of the bridges spanning S.R. 256, Blacklick Creek, and Palmer Rd. and major delays are expected.
On the weekends listed below, I-70 east and westbound will be restricted to one lane of traffic. The final weekend also includes an exit ramp closure. The weekend restrictions will begin Friday’s at 7 p.m. and conclude by 4 a.m. on Monday’s.
• July 12th – July 14th
• July 19th – July 21st
• Aug. 9th – Aug. 11th (WB only)
• Aug. 23rd – Aug. 25th
• Sept. 13th – Sept. 15th (EB only)
- Exit 112B closed. Alternate exit is 112C, detour signs provided.
Significant delays of traffic may occur and motorists are urged to plan ahead to avoid delays. Alternative routes of travel to avoid such delays are posted for motorists traveling east or westbound on I-70.
· I-70 westbound: take exit 126 for S.R. 37 north to S.R. 161 west, to I-270 south.
· I-70 eastbound: take I-270 north to S.R. 161 east, to S.R. 37 south to enter I-70.
Construction will proceed on the east and westbound shoulders of I-70 throughout the duration of the project with nighttime restrictions occurring as well.
ODOT’s contractor for this $2.5 million project is Complete General Construction Co. from Columbus, Ohio. The completion date is August 30th, 2014.
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 additional information, please contact:
Steve Faulkner, ODOT Press Secretary, at 614-644-7101, email@example.com.
To sign up for e-mail updates on this project visit: www.dot.state.oh.us/districts/D05/Pages/Improving-Your-Ride-in-Fairfield-and-Licking-Counties.aspx