Work to begin on two Interstate 70 bridges about five miles apart

County Road 26 and County Road 80 to be closed during construction
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Saturday, February 22, 2014)Work is set to begin Monday, March 3rd, on two separate Interstate 70 bridge repair projects in Belmont County.
The first structure is located over I-70 on County Road 26 about a mile west of Exit 208 (State Route 149).
CR 26, which goes between U.S. 40 in Morristown and SR 147 in Bethesda, will be closed for 80 days, beginning March 3rd. The official detour for CR 26 will be Township Rd. 262 to SR 149 to U.S. Route 40.
The cost for this project is approximately $1.3 million.
The second structure is located on County Road 80 over I-70 about a mile west of the SR 331 Exit. CR 80, which goes between U.S. 40 and the Belmont County Industrial Park, will be closed for 60 days also beginning March 3rd. The official detour for CR 80 will be CR 82 to U.S. 40.
The cost for this project is approximately $1.2 million.
There will also be intermittent lane closures on I-70 for both bridges.
ODOT’s contractor for both projects is Shelly & Sands Inc., from Zanesville, Ohio, and all work is expected to be completed by July 2014.
Click HERE to view a map of the projects.
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