For Immediate Release
August 28, 2014
“Taking Care of What We Have” Means Ramp Closure is Extended
The well-travelled and popular ramp from Interstate 70 west to SR 315 north will not open as scheduled on September 1, but instead remain closed until the end of October to install a new deck.
The ramp closed August 11 for a deck overlay. That means two and a half inches of old concrete is removed and replaced with new concrete. The problem is work crews soon discovered the deck was in such bad shape; more than 75% of the surface had to be replaced, that an overlay wouldn’t work.
So right after Labor Day, crews will demolish the entire bridge deck and replace it with a new one. The cost is about $185,000 bringing the total project cost to $650,000.
The ramp will re-open when the project is complete October 27, weather dependent.
The detour that has been in place since earlier this month will remain.
I-70 west to SR 315 north.
Drivers need to stay to the right and follow the signs for SR 315 north.
The SR 315 north to Rich/Town Street ramp will be closed to allow I-70 west drivers more room to merge onto SR 315 north.
Here is how traffic will be impacted next week to complete the bridge demolition.
TUESDAY, September 2 - State Route 315 (Central) – (NEW) The Greenlawn Ave. ramp to I-71 north will close at 8 p.m.
At 9 p.m., SR 315 north will be reduced to one lane at I-70 for bridge and pavement work.
At 10 p.m., there will be no access to SR 315 north from I-71 north. The detour is I-71 north to I-70 east to I-71 north to I-670 west to SR 315 north.
By 5 a.m., each morning, all lanes of SR 315 north and the ramp from Greenlawn Ave. to I-71 north will be open. Completion: Thursday, Sept.4
Interstate 70/State Route 315 (Central) – (NEW) The ramp from I-70 east to SR-315 north will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. each day for bridge work. The detour is I-70 east to I-71 north to I-670 west to SR 315 north. Completion: Thursday, Sept.4
There will be other closures and restrictions throughout the fall. Prior notification will be provided.
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