Interstate 70 westbound on-ramp to reopen Friday at Morristown
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Wednesday, November 3, 2010) – The Interstate 70 westbound on-ramp from State Route 149 at Morristown in Belmont County will be reopened to traffic by early Friday morning, November 5th.
It's been closed to traffic for a month as part of the five-mile, $23 million major upgrade project on the interstate.
Weather permitting, the westbound off-ramp at Morristown will be restricted this weekend while the contractor pours concrete. No right turns onto SR 149 will be permitted Friday through Sunday; however, the off-ramp will remain open, and traffic will be maintained by law enforcement officers.
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.