Major bridge project to begin at Marion Street in Bridgeport
Motorists advised to use alternate routes
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Monday, December 22, 2014) – Weather permitting, work will begin Monday, January 5th, on a project to replace three Interstate 70 structures at Marion Street (Exit 224) in Bridgeport, Belmont County.
During the first phase of work, the I-70 eastbound exit ramp bridge will be closed for replacement, and the westbound on-ramp to I-70 will be closed. Traffic will be detoured on U.S. Route 40 from Bridgeport to the Belmont County Road 214 Exit.
Alternating, two-way traffic will be maintained on Marion Street in a single lane.
The Marion Street bridge over I-70 and the eastbound on-ramp structure to I-70 will also be replaced as part of this $8,997,432 project.
ODOT’s contractor is JD Williamson Construction Co. Inc., from Tallmadge, Ohio, and the completion date is mid-November 2015.
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