Bridge Beam Installation Closes Interstate70 Downtown
COLUMBUS – (NEW) Starting tonight, Interstate 70 will close overnight to allow construction crews to install bridge beams for the new 18th Street bridge over I-70.
Wednesday and Thursday night, only I-70 west will be impacted. I-70 east will close Friday night.
The $27 million project is building a new bridge and ramp to Mound Street from Interstate 70 west and constructing a new 18th Street bridge, which is expected to be completed this Fall.
Here’s how traffic will be impacted.
Wednesday, April 16 – Thursday, April 17
At 11 p.m., I-70 west will close between I-270 on the East Side and I-71. Detour: I-270 north to I-670 west to I-71 south to I-70.
Also at 11 p.m., the following entrance ramps will be closed: James Rd, Livingston Ave, Alum Creek Dr and Miller Ave.
By 5 a.m. each morning, all ramps and lanes on I-70 west will be open.
Friday, April 18
At 11 p.m., I-70 east will close between I-71 and 18th Street. Detour: I-71 north to I-670 east to I-270 south to I-70 east.
Also at 11 p.m., the entrance ramp from 3rd Street to I-70 east will also be closed.
By 8 a.m. Saturday, all ramps and lanes on I-70 east will be open.
Please note: All work is weather dependent and may be postponed or cancelled without prior notice.
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