|(Posted March 18, 2019)
Today, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will resume work on reconstruction of a portion of I-70 in Madison County.
Starting at 9 a.m., I-70 between U.S. Route 42 and the Franklin County line will be reduced to two lanes in each direction around the clock. Crews from the Ohio Department of Transportation will be installing temporary pavement and building median crossovers.
Once the crossovers are complete, the plan is for I-70 eastbound traffic to cross through the median onto the westbound side. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction, but starting mid-April, both directions of I-70 will be on the westbound side of the road. This traffic pattern is expected to be in place until November, while crews work to rebuild the eastbound lanes of I-70.
Since lanes are reduced, drivers should expect some delays in the seven-mile work zone, especially during peak travel times.
Next year, traffic will use the eastbound lanes while crews reconstruct the westbound side. The $50 million project is expected to be complete in October 2020, weather permitting.
All work is weather dependent; it may be postponed or cancelled without prior notice.