` I-70 Bridges Project Update: Week of 4/12/2021

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I-70 Bridges Project Update: Week of 4/12/2021

4/16/2021

Continuing its commitment to transparency, the West Virginia Department of Transportation offers the following weekly update on the I-70 Bridges Projects in Ohio County for the week of April 12, 2021. Below is a review of the work that has taken place on the project and work scheduled for the coming week:

Week of 4/12/2021

·         I-70 Eastbound was closed from US 250 & WV 2 South - 16th Street Exit (Exit 1B) to the Oglebay Park Exit (Exit 2A) for phase two of the Fulton Bridge Replacement as part of the I-70 Forward Bridges Project.

o   The US-250 North on-ramp to I-70 East was closed as a part of phase two.

o   These closures are anticipated to continue until the end of September. 

o   All thru traffic is advised to use I-470 as the official detour to reach points East, while local traffic is encouraged to use US-40 Eastbound.

o   Detours are posted in addition to maps that can be viewed on i70forward.com.

·         There were alternating daytime single lane closures on Ohio Route 7 Northbound and Southbound through the I-70 overpass.

·         The intermittent McColloch Street daytime closures continued.

·         Construction continued in Sections A and C Westbound where crossovers were in effect.

·         The Market Street Overpass width reduction continued.

·         The lane width reductions on the eastbound entrance ramp and westbound exit ramp to Wheeling Island continued.

·         The on-ramp from Mount Dechantal Road to I-70 Eastbound was restricted to 12 feet wide in order to allow for substructure concrete bridge repairs.

·         On Tuesday, April 13, there was a right lane closure on I-70 Eastbound at the Elm Grove Interchange to allow for the concrete deck placement. This closure took place during evening hours from 9:00 pm through 6:00 am.

 

Look Ahead to Week of 4/19/2021

·         I-70 Eastbound will be closed from US 250 & WV 2 South - 16th Street Exit (Exit 1B) to the Oglebay Park Exit (Exit 2A).

o   The US-250 North on-ramp to I-70 East will also be closed as a part of phase two.

o   These closures are anticipated to continue until the end of September. 

o   All thru traffic is advised to use I-470 as the official detour to reach points East, while local traffic is encouraged to use US-40 Eastbound.

o   Detours are posted in addition to maps that can be viewed on i70forward.com.

·         The alternating daytime single lane closures will continue on Ohio Route 7 Northbound and Southbound through the I-70 overpass.

·         The intermittent McColloch Street daytime closures will continue.

·         The left lane I-70 Westbound closure will continue through all hours for approximately five months.

·         Construction will continue in Sections A and C Westbound where crossovers are in effect.

·         The Market Street Overpass width reduction will continue.

·         The lane width reductions on the eastbound entrance ramp and westbound exit ramp to Wheeling Island will continue.

·         The width restrictions of the on-ramp from Mount Dechantal Road to I-70 Eastbound will continue in order to allow for substructure concrete bridge repairs.

·         On Monday, April 19 and Thursday, April 22, there will be a right lane closure on I-70 Eastbound at the Elm Grove Interchange to allow for the concrete deck placement. This closure will take place during evening hours from 9:00 pm through 6:00 am.

 

Motorists are advised to be alert for changing traffic patterns and expect delays. Any questions or concerns regarding the I-70 Bridges Project can be directed to the hotline at (304) 810-3214. Please note that inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances could change the project schedule. For additional information regarding this project, please visit www.i70forward.com.​

Contact:



WVDOTCommunications@wv.gov