I-70 repair work at Exit 220 nears completion
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Tuesday, August 6, 2013) – Slope and drainage repair work on Interstate 70 near Exit 220 in Belmont County nears completion.
Friday morning, August 9th, the I-70 westbound passing and travel lanes will be closed while crews remove the temporary pavement markings. This work is expected to take place between 6 a.m. and noon. The westbound truck lane will remain open during this work.
Next Monday, August 12th, the westbound truck lane will be closed for the installation of a new overhead sign and barrier sealing. The other two lanes will remain open. This work should complete the project and be done by the end of the day on Tuesday, August 13th.
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 for this $2 million project was Ohio-West Virginia Excavating Co., from Powhatan Point, Ohio. They constructed a drilled shaft retaining wall behind the existing guardrail, reconstructed the truck lane, and made drainage repairs by modifying and diverting water away from the failed area to the next culvert downgrade.
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