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Columbus West Side I-70 at I-270 Information


Wednesday, July 1

6:00 AM – Vehicle fire reported

6:30 AM – ODOT on scene

7:00 AM – I-70 EB/WB at  I-270 shut down

7:15 AM – I-270 NB/SB at I-70 shut down

7:30 AM – I-270 NB/SB mainline open, ramps still closed

9:15 AM – ODOT inspectors/engineers on scene

12:15 PM – ODOT Director Wray briefed the media

1:30 PM - Fire Department allowed ODOT to begin inspection

1:30 PM - ODOT inspected bridges to determine damage

3:00 PM - ODOT briefed area contractors

4:30 PM - Media briefing on construction timeline

5:45 PM - I-70 WB open

7:00 PM - Excavation on the "crossover" for I-70 east begins

10:30 PM - D6 Deputy Director Ferzan Ahmed briefs the media on
overnight construction of temporary road


Thursday, July 2

4:30 AM - Contractor still building temporary road for I-70 travel

7:00 AM - Media briefing on overnight progress

8:00 AM - ODOT leads tour of the damaged bridge with the media

11:45 AM - Media briefing on temporary road construction

2:00 PM - Bids opened

4:30 PM - Media briefing with ODOT and Shelly & Sands

7:00 PM – ODOT traffic team starts installing overhead signs

8:00 PM – Contractor starts paving the crossover

Friday, July 3

4:00 AM – ODOT traffic team completes installation of 10 signs
6:00 AM – Some striping of the crossover begins
7:00 AM – Bridge Demo begins

10:00 AM
– Contractor places “final” surface course of asphalt

11:55 AM – Barrels removed and crossover opens
HIGH NOON – Two lanes of I-70 EB now open at I-270
5:00 PM - Last piece of the damaged bridge span comes down

Saturday, July 4

Contractor cleaning up and removing demolition debris

Sunday, July 12
Reinforcing steel in place for new bridge deck

Tuesday, July 14
Concrete pour for new bridge deck

Friday, July 17
Concrete poured for bridge walls

Saturday, July 18
Damaged pavement under bridge removed and replaced

Sunday, July 19
New pavement in place under bridge

Tuesday, July 21
12 MIDNIGHT - New 70 EB bridge opened
3:00 AM - Two of three closed ramps reopened 

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