Interstate 70 westbound lane restrictions expected this week in Belmont County
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Monday, June 21, 2010) – The westbound passing lane of Interstate 70 will be restricted this week to allow for the installation of underdrains for the new pavement on the five-mile, $23 million major upgrade project in Belmont County.
The westbound passing lane will be closed on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday this week between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for short distances to allow for this work, stretching 2.5 miles on each side of Exit 208.
The eastbound lanes will not be affected by this work.
ODOT's contractor for this project is Kokosing Construction Company, from Columbus, Ohio, and the completion date is October 31, 2011.
ODOT reminds motorists to SLOW DOWN for the "Cone Zone;" turn on headlights and drive carefully in work zones. Drive responsibly for your safety and the safety of the highway workers. Remember, fines in work zones are doubled for not obeying traffic signs. Minimize distractions – turn OFF cell phones in construction zones. Remember to always buckle up.
For more information contact:
Becky Giauque \Jee-awg\, Public Information Officer, at (330) 308-3949
or email D11.PIO@dot.state.oh.us
ODOT District 11 serves Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson and Tuscarawas counties.