Work underway to complete interchange improvements at Morristown
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Tuesday, January 17, 2017) – Work began late last week to complete the signalization of the Interstate 70/Morristown Exit 208 in Belmont County.
As part of the work performed last year to improve safety at the westbound off-ramp to State Route 149, ODOT added another signal at the eastbound off-ramp to improve the functionality of the interchange as well as traffic flow through the entire area.
When completed, both signals will work together.
The new signal, expected to be completed by the end of the week, will operate on flash for 10 days once it has been activated. Motorists are advised to use caution during this transition phase.
ODOT’s contractor for this original $447,000 project was Shelly & Sands Inc., from Columbus, Ohio, and the additional signal cost about $79,000.
The Ohio Department of Transportation maintains the state's largest man-made asset – the transportation system. ODOT's mission is to provide the safe and easy movement of people and goods from place to place. As a $2.8 billion per year enterprise, ODOT invests the bulk of its resources in system preservation through maintenance, construction and snow and ice operations.
The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by ODOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 11, 2015, and executed by FHWA and ODOT.
For more information contact:
Becky Giauque \Jee-awg\, Public Information Officer, at (330) 308-3949
or email Becky.Giauque@dot.ohio.gov