Night work to begin Friday on I-70 paving project near Mall Road
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Tuesday, August 2, 2016) – Starting this Friday night, August 5th, Interstate 70 eastbound will be reduced to one lane between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. west of Interstate 470 for paving.
This is part of the ongoing, $13 million project to upgrade 4 ½ miles of I-70 in Belmont County.
Nightly lane closures are expected through August 18th. Westbound lanes will not be affected.
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