I-70 restricted just east of Barnesville Exit for crossover construction
Holiday traffic urged to plan ahead to avoid delays
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Monday, November 24, 2014) – Interstate 70 is restricted today and tomorrow about a ½ mile east of the State Route 800/Barnesville Exit in Belmont County for crossover construction.
ODOT’s contractor, Shelly & Sands Inc., from Columbus, Ohio, is constructing crossovers for the maintenance of traffic to be used next year on a $5.1 million bridge rehabilitation and removal project.
The passing lanes will be closed between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. and also again next week, weather permitting.
With additional holiday traffic hitting the highways, motorists are advised to plan ahead to avoid delays.
Work will resume in the spring on the bridge project that involves 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. 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