CHARLESTON, WV – The West Virginia Division of Highways advises that beginning Monday, July 13 and continuing through the night of Thursday, July 16, there will be nightly closures of I-70 in both directions to allow for work on the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Bridge. The closures will span from I-70 Eastbound Exit 225 (US-40 On-Ramp) to Exit 1A and will last from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. While this work takes place, there will be intermittent lane closures on Ohio Route 7, and single lane restrictions on Route 7 South at the Wheeling Bridgeport Exit. As a safety precaution, there will be intermittent rolling slowdowns on both Route 7 North and Route 7 South. All lanes on I-70 will be reopened after 6:00 a.m.
Westbound I-70 traffic will exit at Wheeling Island and return to I-70 at the Marion Street Exit. Eastbound I-70 traffic is advised to use I-470 as a detour route. Signage will be posted along the roadway. Additionally, casino traffic from the east will be accommodated through the Marion Street exit.
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