Interstate 70 Project in Bridgeport Expected to Be Completed by Weekend
It's that time of year when the orange barrels and traffic signs begin to pop up everywhere, and if you're traveling along Interstate 70 in Belmont County, it's likely you've seen some serious delays.
There are seven road projects being done in the county by the Ohio Department of Transportation. One project, along I-70, in Bridgeport is a multi-million dollar project that is happening in two phases. Phase one consists of resurfacing the asphalt, replacing the current guard rails with new ones, and upgrading the lighting. In phase two of the project, the median wall will be heightened.
Residents in the area don't seem to mind the delays too much. Ohio Valley resident Larry Crouse said, "Oh, I think it's a good thing. I mean people complain about the potholes and then, you know, when they get the roads fixed and working on them, people get aggravated, but to me it's got to be done."
ODOT District eleven engineer Jim Graham said that they are working to have all four lanes of Interstate 70 open to traffic in time for Memorial Day weekend.