Published On: Thu, Jun 15th, 2017

I-70 Bridge Construction Starts Next Week Near State Road 9

I-70 Bridge Construction Starts Next Week Near State Road 9

Milestone Contractors plans to set work zone signs on Friday (June 16) for a construction project that will repair and preserve twin I-70 bridges over Brandywine Creek, which is located immediately east of State Road 9 (Exit 104) in Hancock County. The speed limit will be reduced to 45 MPH through the work zone.

Starting on or after Monday, June 19, Milestone workers will close one lane in each direction during overnight hours to begin constructing temporary pavement that will be used for future traffic shifts. One lane will remain open in each direction between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Starting on or after Tuesday, June 27, after the temporary pavement is complete, the first phase of construction will shift two lanes of traffic in each direction to the left, toward the median, as construction takes place on the right half of the bridges.

The second phase of bridge construction will shift both lanes toward the right shoulders later this summer as work is completed on the median side of the bridges.

Two lanes will be maintained in each direction of I-70 except for overnight lane closures between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Interchange ramps at State Road 9 are expected to remain open with the exception of some weekend closures starting at 9 p.m. on Fridays until 6 a.m. on Mondays. Specific dates of ramp closures will be announced in advance.

About the project

Construction at Brandywine Creek is part of a larger $7.2 million contract to replace or maintain and preserve seven interstate bridges in Hancock and Henry counties.

All work on the contract is expected to be complete by December. Specific dates and traffic pattern changes at each bridge location will be announced in advance of each phase of construction.

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