Lane restrictions on Interstate 70 may slow traffic in coming weeks
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Monday, April 24, 2017) – Weather permitting, Interstate 70 traffic may experience some slight delays over the next month for various construction projects in Belmont County.
Between 8 AM and 3 PM, the existing intermittent outside lane closure on I-70 westbound at the Commons Mall Crossing project will be extended for the next month to complete all the substructure concrete pours for the north side of the bridge.
Starting this Thursday, April 27, there will be intermittent lane closures on I-70 eastbound from 4 AM to 5 PM to place concrete pavement for the next month as part of the $11 million, I-70 bridge replacement project at Lady Bend Hill. This work is expected to be completed by May 25th.
On Wednesday May 3rd, weather permitting, there will be nighttime lane closures on I-70 from 7 PM to 9 AM at the County Road 78 (Plainfield Road) bridge replacement project for a deck pour. If inclement weather, it will be rescheduled to Thursday May 4th.
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