Interstate 70 to be restricted next week at St. Clairsville
Motorists urged to plan ahead to avoid delays
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Wednesday, March 11, 2015) – Interstate 70 traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction Monday, March 16th, at State Route 9 (Exit 216) in Belmont County for striping work as part of the $9.7 million bridge replacement project that began in March 2013.
Traffic is expected to be restricted Monday between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Motorists are urged to use caution and alternate routes, if possible, to avoid delays.
Additionally, the eastbound passing lane will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday, March 17th and 18th, during daytime hours to remove barrier wall within the project area. Westbound traffic will not be affected by this work.
ODOT’s contractor for this project, which included the rehabilitation of the I-70 bridge over SR 9 at St. Clairsville, lengthening the westbound I-70 on-ramp from SR 9, and replacing the bridge that carries I-70 over the National Road Bikeway and Chambers Run is Beaver Excavating Company, from Canton, Ohio.
All remaining work, including widening on SR 9, I-70 surface paving, and final pavement markings, should be completed by June 2015.
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 D11.PIO@dot.state.oh.us