Interstate 70 westbound traffic to be restricted tomorrow
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Wednesday, December 18, 2013) – As part of an ongoing $9.7 million bridge replacement project, Interstate 70 westbound traffic will be shifted onto new pavement tomorrow, December 19th, at the State Route 9 (Exit 216) in Belmont County.
This move will require lane closures and traffic pattern changes in the westbound lanes and is expected to take most of the day to complete.
ODOT’s contractor, Beaver Excavating Company, from Canton, Ohio, will be setting barrier wall and striping for the new pattern. Changeable message boards will also be used to advise motorists of the changed conditions.
This project, which began in March and has an August 31, 2014 completion date, includes rehabilitating the I-70 bridge over SR 9 at St. Clairsville, lengthening the westbound I-70 on-ramp from SR 9, and replacing the bridge that carries I-70 over the National Road Bikeway and Chambers Run.
Two lanes on I-70 are being maintained in each direction during construction.
Click HERE to view a map of the project area.
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