Department of Transportation

I-70 Bridges Project Update Week of 1-27-2020

​CHARLESTON, WV – 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 January 27, 2020.
Below is a review of the work that has taken place on the project and work scheduled for the coming week:
Week of 1/27/2020
  • Construction continued in Sections A and C Westbound where crossovers were in effect.

US Route 40
  • There were single lane closures at the Elm Grove interchange.
    • These took place Monday thru Friday (7:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m.).

Ohio Route 7
  • There were single lane daytime closures (7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) between the Bridgeport exits in order to work on the I-70 bridge.

Look Ahead to Week of 2/3/2020
  • Construction will continue in Sections A and C Westbound where crossovers are in effect.
  • Beginning Monday 2/3, I-70 Westbound will be closed from Exit 2A through the span of   Fulton Bridge for a period of 9 months. 
    • This closure will be for the demolition and reconstruction of Fulton Bridge. 
    • All thru traffic is encouraged to use the official detour of I-470. 

  • The Oglebay Park I-70 Westbound Entrance Ramp (Exit 2A) will be closed for the duration of the I-70 Westbound closure. 
    • Traffic will be detoured West on US 40 to WV 2 South to the Main Street Entrance Ramp. 

  • The 16th Street Ramp (Exit 1B) to US 250/WV 2 will be closed for the duration of the I-70 Westbound closure.

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


Brent Walker
(304) 558-9227