Bridge work to begin on Interstate 70 just east of Barnesville Exit
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Wednesday, May 21, 2014) – Work will begin Monday, June 2nd, on a $5.1 million Interstate 70 bridge rehabilitation and removal project about a ½ mile east of the State Route 800/Barnesville Exit in Belmont County.
This project involves the rehabilitation of the east and westbound bridges over Spencer Creek, and the removal of another east and west pair of bridges over an abandoned railroad bed just east of Exit 202.
Four lanes of traffic will be maintained during this work using a contraflow pattern – meaning two lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction; however, one direction will be split. For example, one lane of eastbound traffic will be crossed over onto I-70 westbound, while the second lane will remain on I-70 eastbound.
ODOT’s contractor for this project is Shelly & Sands Inc., from Columbus, Ohio, and the completion date is May 2016.
Click HERE to view a map of the project area.
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