` I-70 Bridges Project Update: Week of May 4, 2020

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I-70 Bridges Project Update: Week of May 4, 2020

5/11/2020

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 May 4, 2020. Below is a review of the work that has taken place on the project and work scheduled for the coming week:

Week of 5/4/2020

I-70
  • Sections A and C Westbound crossovers were in effect.
  • Westbound lanes were closed from Exit 2A through the span of Fulton Bridge.
    • As a part of this long-term closure, the Oglebay Park I-70 Westbound Entrance Ramp (Exit 2A) and the 16th Street Ramp (Exit 1B) to US 250/WV 2 were also closed.
    • There were single lane closures on McColloch Street beneath I-70.

Look Ahead to Week of 5/11/2020 

I-70
  • Construction will continue in Sections A and C Westbound where crossovers are in effect.
  • Westbound lane closures from Exit 2A through the span of Fulton Bridge will continue.
    • As a part of this long-term closure, the Oglebay Park I-70 Westbound Entrance Ramp (Exit 2A) and the 16th Street Ramp (Exit 1B) to US 250/WV 2 are also closed.
  • The single lane closures on McColloch Street beneath I-70 will continue for another four weeks
  • Beginning Monday, May 11, there will be a width reduction on the Market Street Overpass that will last approximately two months.
  • Beginning Monday, May 11, at the junction of US 250 and I-70 WB, Ramp J will be closed. The ramp is anticipated to re-open in mid-September 2020.
  • Tuesday, May 12, weather permitting, there will be single lane closures on I-70 EB at Exit 5. Ramp G, the on-ramp to US 250 SB, will also be closed.
    • These closures will last six hours in order to allow for emergency shoulder and pothole repairs.

US Route 40
  • Tuesday, May 12, there will be alternating EB and WB single lane closures below the I-70 Elm Grove Bridge.  These will last from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in order to allow for bridge inspection work.

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.

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Contact:

Brent Walker
(304) 558-9227
Brent.H.Walker@wv.gov