I-70 repair work near Exit 220 continues, more restrictions next week
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Tuesday, July 02, 2013) – Interstate 70 slope and drainage repairs continue near Exit 220 in Belmont County.
The I-70 westbound truck lane will be reopened to traffic on Monday, July 8th, but the east and westbound passing lanes will be closed for median drainage work.
This restriction is expected to be in place approximately three weeks.
A slope failure caused the westbound I-70 truck lane just east of the U.S. Route 40 off-ramp to be closed last May.
ODOT’s contractor, Ohio-West Virginia Excavating Co., from Powhatan Point, constructed a drilled shaft retaining wall behind the existing guardrail and reconstructed the truck lane. They will now begin the needed drainage repairs by modifying and diverting water away from the failed area to the next culvert downgrade.
All work is expected to be completed on this $2 million project this summer.
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