I-70 ramp closures set to begin next week at SR 331 Interchange
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Monday, July 18, 2016) – The I-70 eastbound on-ramp from SR 331 will be closed next Monday, July 25th, for 30 days as part of the $19.5 million, major interchange improvement project underway in Belmont County.
Then one week later on Monday, August 1st, the I-70 westbound off-ramp to SR 331 will also be closed for 30 days.
Traffic wishing to get on I-70 eastbound from SR 331 will be detoured on U.S. 40 east to Rolling Acres (Exit 215) for I-70 eastbound.
Traffic wishing to use the I-70 westbound off-ramp to SR 331 will be detoured to the Morristown Exit (Exit 208) for SR 149 north to U.S. 40 east to SR 331.
ODOT’s contractor, Shelly & Sands Inc., Columbus, Ohio, began work in April on this project to reduce congestion and improve safety.
- Widening of U.S. 40, SR 331 and Hammond Road
- A new connector between existing SR 331 and Hammond Road
- Improved roadway and interchange design
- SR 331 bridge replacement
- Twin bridge deck replacements on I-70 over U.S. 40
- Pedestrian facilities within the project limits
I-70 and SR 331 traffic will be maintained at all times. However, U.S. 40 westbound and various ramps will be closed at different times during construction.
The completion date for the entire project is September 30, 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