The ODOT project to rebuild the existing pavement on I-70 from US 42 to the Franklin County line that began in October 2018 is resuming.
Starting Monday, March 18 at 9 a.m., I-70 will be reduced to two lanes in each direction around the clock so crews can install temporary pavement and build median crossovers.
Once the crossovers are complete, the plan is for I-70 eastbound traffic to cross thru 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.