Work to begin later this week on Interstate 470
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Monday, April 9, 2012) – Work is set to begin later this week to resurface and rehabilitate Interstate 470 in Belmont County.
ODOT’s contractor, Shelly & Sands Inc., from Zanesville, Ohio, plans to begin work on this $11.7 million project Wednesday, April 11th.
About 6 ½ miles of I-470 will be resurfaced between I-70 and SR 7. Additionally, the concrete median and guardrail will be replaced, and cable barrier will be installed in the median to prevent cross-median crashes.
Ohio installs cable barrier to prevent cross-median crashes, which are often deadly. Since 2003, 300 miles of cable barrier have been installed across the state through ODOT’s Safety Program. This includes all interstate medians that are 59 feet wide or less.
During construction, one lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction.
This project should be completed by June 2013.
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