COLUMBUS, Ohio – Three nights of closures on I-70 downtown begin tonight as construction crews install bridge beams for the new 18th Street bridge, Ohio Department of Transportation officials say.
Tonight through Friday night, only I-70 west will be impacted.
I-70 east will close Monday night.
The $27 million project consists of building a new bridge and ramp to Mound Street from I-70 west and constructing a new 18th Street bridge, which is expected to be completed this fall.
Here’s how traffic will be impacted:
Wednesday, April 16 – Friday, April 18
11:00 p.m. — I-70 west will close between I-270 on the East Side and I-71. The detour is I-270 north to I-670 west to I-71 south to I-70.
The following entrance ramps will be closed: James Road, Livingston Avenue, Alum Creek Drive and Miller Avenue.
By 5:00 a.m. each morning, all ramps and lanes on I-70 west will be open.
Monday, April 21
11:00 p.m. — I-70 east will close between I-71 and the 18th Street bridge. The detour is I-71 north to I-670 east to I-270 south to I-70 east.
The entrance ramp from 3rd Street to I-70 east will also be closed.
5:00 a.m. Sunday — all ramps and lanes on I-70 east will be open.