Buckeye Lake Interchange (SR 79) update and reminder
Jacksontown, Ohio (Monday, November 04, 2013) –The signals were officially activated at the Buckeye Lake Interchange in Licking County last week and the I-70 eastbound loop ramps for SR 79 south and the I-70 westbound loops ramps for SR 79 north closed permanently. Various restrictions will continue to take place over the next week.
SR 79 north on-ramp for I-70 westbound closed today for 5 days, traffic will detour via SR 79, to U.S. 40, to SR 37, back to I-70.
I-70 westbound traffic will experience a slight shift in travel towards the median, motorists are advised that the speed limit on I-70 is reduced to 55 mph from SR 79 through the Canal Rd. bridge replacement project, located just east of SR 158.
Motorists are urged plan ahead to avoid any possible delays associated with this work and to drive with caution through this area, obeying all posted signs related to construction. All work is weather permitting.
The contractor for this $2.3 million project is Double Z Construction and the completion date is December, 31, 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 Officer, at (740) 323-5204
or email D05.PIO@dot.state.oh.us