Interstate 70 work just east of Barnesville Exit delayed due to weather
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Tuesday, April 07, 2015) – Interstate 70 work zone preparations planned for this week about a ½ mile east of the State Route 800/Barnesville Exit in Belmont County as part of the $5.1 million bridge rehabilitation and removal project have been rescheduled for next week due to weather.
Weather permitting, ODOT’s contractor, Shelly & Sands Inc., from Columbus, Ohio, will begin milling and paving work Sunday evening, April 12th, and complete by Friday, April 17th. One lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction between 7 p.m. and 11 a.m.; however, motorists are advised to plan ahead to avoid delays.
The project, which began late last year, 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