restrictions expected this week on eastbound I-70
BELMONT COUNTY – Starting Wednesday
night, March 7th, Interstate 70 eastbound will be reduced to one
lane from 7 PM until 9 AM Thursday morning at the $19.5 million, State Route
331 Interchange improvement project.
lane closure is to switch traffic onto the new bridge and begin demolition of
the eastbound bridge on the passing lane side.
lanes of traffic will be restored in the eastbound direction by Thursday
ODOT’s contractor, Shelly & Sands
Inc., from Columbus, Ohio, began work in
April of 2016 on this major interchange improvement project intended to reduce congestion and improve safety. The current completion
date for all work is July 31, 2018.