For Immediate Release
February 19, 2014
 
Bridge Demolition Closes Downtown “Split” for One Night
 
The 18th Street Bridge will come down Friday, weather permitting, so crews can begin 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, February 21, 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:
·         Miller-Kelton
·         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, February, 22, here’s what will be open:
The ramp from I-70 west to I-71 north and the right lane of I-70 west.
 
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.
 
For up-to-date traffic information, construction information and road conditions, 24-hours a day, visit www.Ohgo.com
 
 
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