Interstate 70 to be restricted near State Route 800 next week for final paving
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Thursday, April 14, 2016) – Interstate 70 – both east and westbound – will be reduced to one lane next week for final paving about ½ mile east of the State Route 800/Barnesville Exit (202) in Belmont County.
This work is left from the $5.1 million project that began in June 2014 and included the rehabilitation of the east and westbound bridges over Spencer Creek as well as the removal of the east and west pair of bridges over an abandoned railroad bed just east of Exit 202.
Starting Monday, April 18th, ODOT’s contractor, Shelly & Sands Inc., from Columbus, Ohio, will finish milling, placing surface asphalt, striping and permanent raised pavement markers. Work will take place from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. No ramp closures are expected.
Weather permitting, work is expected to be completed by Friday, April 22nd.
Motorists are advised to plan ahead to avoid delays.
The Ohio Department of Transportation maintains the state's largest man-made asset – the transportation system. ODOT's mission is to provide the safe and easy movement of people and goods from place to place. As a $2.8 billion per year enterprise, ODOT invests the bulk of its resources in system preservation through maintenance, construction and snow and ice operations.
The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by ODOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 11, 2015, and executed by FHWA and ODOT.
For more information contact:
Becky Giauque \Jee-awg\, Public Information Officer, at (330) 308-3949
or email Becky.Giauque@dot.ohio.gov