Interstate 70 to be restricted over weekend at St. Clairsville
Motorists urged to plan ahead to avoid delays
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Wednesday, May 27, 2015) – Interstate 70 traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction at State Route 9 (Exit 216) in Belmont County this weekend and next weekend to wrap up work on the two-year, $9.7 million bridge replacement project.
Beginning Friday, May 29th, at 7 p.m., ODOT’s contractor, Beaver Excavating Company, from Canton, Ohio, will begin milling the roadway for surface course paving. Work is expected to be completed by 6 a.m. Monday morning, June 1st.
Traffic is expected to be restricted again next weekend during the same timeframe for paving.
Motorists are urged to use caution and alternate routes, if possible, to avoid delays.
This project included the rehabilitation of the I-70 bridge over SR 9 at St. Clairsville, lengthening the westbound I-70 on-ramp from SR 9, and replacing the bridge that carries I-70 over the National Road Bikeway and Chambers Run.
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