Interstate 70 westbound to be restricted next week beginning at Exit 126

Jacksontown, Ohio (Thursday, May 23, 2013) –  Interstate 70 westbound will be restricted next week for two days in Licking County for work relating to the Canal Road bridge replacement project located between Exit 126 (SR 37 Exit) to Exit 129 (SR 79 Exit).
On Wednesday, May 29th, and Thursday, May 30th, westbound traffic on I-70 will be reduced to one lane from Exit 126 (SR 37 Exit) to Exit 129 (SR 79 Exit).
This work will take place between approximately 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Wednesday and Thursday, only. Motorists are urged to plan ahead to avoid any delays.
ODOT’s contractor for this $10.5 million project is Double Z Construction Company, from Columbus, Ohio and the completion date for this project is November 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, Public Information Specialist, at (740) 323-5204
or email