I-70 to be restricted near SR 800 for removal of work zone
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Tuesday, November 3, 2015) – Lane and ramp closures are expected later this week on Interstate 70 about ½ mile east of the State Route 800/Barnesville Exit (202) in Belmont County to remove the work zone and return traffic to its normal pattern and speed.
Starting tomorrow, ODOT’s contractor, Shelly & Sands Inc., from Columbus, Ohio, will be alternating lane and ramp closures, so motorists are advised to use an alternate route and plan ahead to avoid delays.
Tomorrow, Nov. 4th, the eastbound travel lane and on ramp at Exit 202 will be closed. Thursday, Nov. 5th, the westbound travel lane and off ramp at Exit 202 will be closed, and Friday, Nov. 6th, the eastbound travel lane and on ramp at Exit 202 will closed. The westbound passing lane will be closed Friday, Saturday, and again on Monday.
By this Friday, Nov. 6th, all work on the eastbound lanes should be completed, and by Monday evening, Nov. 9th, westbound lanes should be back to normal travel conditions.
This $5.1 million project, which began in June 2014, included the rehabilitation of the east and westbound bridges over Spencer Creek, and the removal of the east and west pair of bridges over an abandoned railroad bed just east of Exit 202. Surface paving will be completed next spring. The completion date for the project is May 2016.
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