restrictions expected Sunday on eastbound Interstate 70
BELMONT COUNTY – Starting Sunday night,
March 18th, - weather permitting - Interstate 70 eastbound will be
reduced to one lane from 7 PM until 9 AM Monday 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. This work was not able to occur when
originally planned earlier this month due to inclement weather.
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.