WVDOT answers questions, concerns ahead of I-70 closure


TRIADELPHIA, W.Va. (WTRF) – West Virginia Department of Transportation held a public informational meeting at the Highlands Event Center on Monday to discuss upcoming detour routes ahead of a major closure on I-70.

Exits 2A to 1B on the new Fulton Bridge will be closed to all westbound traffic due to repairs, starting Monday, Feb. 3.

This will mark the beginning of a three-year project along I-70.

WVDOT officials were available 5-7 p.m. to answer any questions or concerns regarding detour routes.

That thru traffic will be directed towards I-470 to take it over into Ohio. The traffic that’s intended for downtown Wheeling will be directed towards Exit 2A, the Oglebay Park exit, onto US-40 up over Wheeling hill and down into downtown Wheeling where you can get back on to I-70 west at that point.

Tony Clark, Acting District Six Engineer

Clark also says the Wheeling hill detour is intended mainly for local traffic and motorists crossing the river should use I-470.

Local businesses also attended to learn detour routes to provide their customers with.

The casino is working through this. We’re talking to our guests regularly about detour routes. The West Virginia Division of Highways is working with us to provide a couple of routes for people to take to avoid that congestion.

Kim Florence, Wheeling Island Casino

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