Morristown Interchange receives safety funding for improvements
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Friday, November 14, 2014) – The State Route 149/Interstate 70 Interchange at Morristown in Belmont County has received $500,000 in state safety funding for improvements.
The project, planned for construction in 2015, will install a traffic signal and widen the westbound off-ramp to provide two lanes for traffic at the SR 149 and I-70 westbound ramp intersection.
Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 11 Deputy Director Lloyd MacAdam said, “Due to an enormous amount of commercial activity occurring in this area, we anticipated increased traffic and proactively completed a traffic study in August 2014. In September 2014, we applied for construction funding for this intersection, and we are excited to move this project forward so quickly. Utilizing ODOT's Safety Program, we will be able to improve the safety of this busy interchange next year.”
ODOT’s consultant, Arcadis U.S., Inc., from Akron, Ohio, is preparing the construction plans.
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