I-70 to be restricted next week just east of Barnesville Exit
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Thursday, April 02, 2015) – Interstate 70 will be restricted next week about a ½ mile east of the State Route 800/Barnesville Exit in Belmont County for work zone preparations as part of the $5.1 million bridge rehabilitation and removal project that began late last year.
Weather permitting, ODOT’s contractor, Shelly & Sands Inc., from Columbus, Ohio, will be performing milling and paving work Monday thru Friday, April 6th-10th, between 7 p.m. and 11 a.m.
One lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction; however, motorists are advised to plan ahead to avoid delays.
The project involves the rehabilitation of the east and westbound bridges over Spencer Creek, and the removal of the east and west pair of bridges over an abandoned railroad bed just east of Exit 202. The completion date for the project is May 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 D11.PIO@dot.state.oh.us