For Immediate Release
August 19, 2014
Take Two: Bridge Demolition Closes Downtown “Split” for One Night
The other half of the 18th Street Bridge will come down this Friday; weather permitting, so crews can complete construction on a new bridge over Interstate 70 in Columbus. For everyone’s safety, the interstate will have to close temporarily for this construction work.
Beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, August 22, here is what will be closed:
Two lanes of I-70 west. Motorists will be forced to exit to I-71 north.
The ramp from I-71 south to I-70 east will also close. The detour is I-670 east to I-270.
At 11 p.m., all lanes of I-70 west are closed including the ramp from I-70 west to I-71 north.
The following entrance ramps are also closed:
· Alum Creek
· Livingston Ave
· US 33
In other words, I-70 west is closed between I-270 and I-71. The posted detour is I-270 north to I-670 west to I-71 south to I-70 west.
Also at 11 p.m., I-70 east will close along with the ramp from Third St. to I-70 east. The detour is Livingston Ave. to I-70 east.
OPENING DAY SCHEDULE
Beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, August 23, here’s what will be open:
The ramp from I-70 west to I-71 north and three lanes of I-70 west are open. Only one lane is closed.
At noon, all lanes of I-70 west are open and all ramps.
At 6 p.m., all lanes of I-70 east are open along with the ramps from I-71 south to I-70 east and Third St. to I-70 east.
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