Interstate 70 eastbound bridge rehabilitation work will restrict traffic
Jacksontown, Ohio (Thursday, September 12, 2013) – Work is set to begin this Sunday, September 15 on the rehabilitation of an eastbound Interstate 70 bridge located just east of downtown Zanesville between the 7th St. and State Route 93 exits. This project will require two separate lane closures, the first beginning this weekend.
The contractor will be closing the I-70 eastbound driving lane for the removal and replacement of the existing concrete bridge deck. This closure will begin Sunday at 7 p.m. and expected to be in place until next Thursday, September 19 at 4 p.m., weather permitting.
The same work will be performed on the passing lane portion of the bridge which will require a lane closure as well. This work is expected to take place in the coming weeks. A set date will be released when it is determined.
Traffic will be maintained in one, 14-foot lane during each closure.
This construction is part of the rehabilitation project of two I-70 bridges located in Zanesville which includes the I-70 westbound exit ramp bridge for State Route 60 which began this summer and required a 60 day closure. ODOT’s contractor for this project, Complete General Construction Company, re-opened the bridge 16 days ahead of schedule. The completion date for this $734,054.48 project is October 30th, 2013.
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:
Lauren Holdsworth at (740) 323-5204
or email D05.PIO@dot.state.oh.us