Interstate 70 westbound passing lane restriction begin Sunday
Jacksontown, Ohio (Friday, September 20, 2013) – Work will begin this Sunday, September 22 on the passing lane portion of the I-70 westbound bridge rehabilitation project located just east of Zanesville.
The contractor will be closing the I-70 westbound passing lane between the 7th St. and State Route 93 exits 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 26 at 4 p.m., weather permitting.
Traffic will be maintained in one, 14-foot lane during this closure.
This construction is part of the rehabilitation of two I-70 bridges located in Zanesville. This project included 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