Work to begin on I-470 and SR 7 intersection improvement project
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Monday, February 22, 2016) – Work will begin next Monday, February 29th, to improve safety and reduce congestion at the intersection of Interstate 470 and State Route 7 near Bellaire in Belmont County.
ODOT’s contractor, Shelly & Sands Inc., from Columbus, Ohio, will begin construction on the $1.3 million project that will:
· Signalize the SR 7/I-470 intersection
· Add a combined through/left-turn lane to the northbound SR 7 to I-470 movement
· And, add a right-turn lane to the southbound SR 7 to I-470 movement
Traffic will be maintained during construction, but motorists are advised to plan ahead to avoid delays.
The completion date for this project is August 31, 2016.
Ohio’s highways are essential to keeping and creating new jobs. With a mission to provide easy movement of people and goods from place to place, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is responsible for maintaining one of the largest transportation networks in the nation. Guided by ethical principles and accountability, ODOT works to improve safety, enhance travel and advance economic development. As a $2.8 billion enterprise, the department wisely invests in its core services of snow and ice removal, annual construction program and highway maintenance operations.
For more information contact:
Becky Giauque \Jee-awg\, Public Information Officer, at (330) 308-3949
or email Becky.Giauque@dot.ohio.gov