WEST VIRGINIA (LOOTPRESS) – The West Virginia Division of Highways advises that, beginning Monday, February 1, 2021, I-70 Eastbound will be closed from US 250 & WV 2 South – 16th Street Exit (Exit 1B) to the Oglebay Park Exit (Exit 2A) in order to begin phase two of the Fulton Bridge Replacement as part of the I-70 Forward Bridges Project.
The US-250 North on-ramp to I-70 East will also be closed as a part of phase two.
These closures will continue for approximately nine months. All thru traffic is advised to use I-470 as the official detour to reach points East, while local traffic is encouraged to use US-40 Eastbound. Detour signage will be in place to assist drivers in navigating the route change.
Heads up, phones down! Motorists are advised to be alert for changing traffic patterns and to expect delays.
Any questions or concerns regarding the I-70 Bridges Project can be directed to the hotline at 304-810-3214.
For additional information regarding the project, visit i70forward.com. Inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances could impact the project schedule.