I-70 to be restricted early tomorrow morning for pothole patching
Motorists reminded to Move Over for workers
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Wednesday, April 15, 2015) – To minimize congestion, ODOT maintenance crews will be patching potholes very early tomorrow morning on eastbound Interstate 70 in Belmont County.
Work will take place between 4 and 7 a.m., reducing eastbound I-70 to one lane from State Route 9 to the I-470 Interchange. Westbound lanes will not be affected.
Officials advise motorists to plan ahead and remember to Move Over for workers.
Ohio’s Move Over Law requires motorists to cautiously shift over one lane — or slow down if changing lanes is not possible — when passing any vehicle with flashing lights on the side of a road. When driving through work zones, motorists can increase safety by staying alert and giving your full attention to the road, following all posted signs and flagger instructions, and not tailgating.
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.