Drivers in Ohio County are being advised that tunnel washing is set to take place beginning Tuesday evening in Wheeling.
Officials with the West Virginia Division of Highways say the US 250/WV Northbound ramp to I-70 West, near the Wheeling Tunnel will be closed on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 4:00 a.m., Wednesday March 16, 2016. The closure will allow crews to clean drains and wash the Wheeling Tunnel, Westbound. Alternate routes are I-70 East to the next exit or Old WV 2 through Wheeling.
Closure of the Eastbound lane will begin on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 5:00 p.m., and is expected to last until Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 4:00 a.m. for the Market Street ramp to I-70 East through the Wheeling Tunnel. The alternate route is US 40 East to the next on ramp.
One lane traffic will be maintained through the tunnel at all times.
Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances could change the project schedule.