I-70 reduced to one lane east of I-470 for paving project
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Tuesday, May 31, 2016) – As part of the ongoing, $13 million project to upgrade 4 ½ miles of Interstate 70 in Belmont County, changes were made today to the work zone east of the Interstate 470 split.
East of I-470, I-70 traffic is now reduced to one lane in each direction for paving work. This traffic pattern will remain in effect for about a month.
West of the split, two lanes will continue to be maintained in each direction.
Work began on this project – that stretches from almost a mile west of Mall Rd. to nearly four miles east of Mall Rd. – in April.
Construction includes pavement repairs, resurfacing, median barrier replacement, new guardrail, and new lighting. The project also includes bridge repairs on the I-70 bridges over Mall Rd.
ODOT’s contractor is Lash Paving Inc., from Colerain, Ohio, and the completion date is October 15, 2017.
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