Ohio 320, Ohio 726 bridge replacements set to begin


Work will require closure of both routes in August

R-H Staff



PREBLE COUNTY — As part of a major rehabilitation project on Interstate 70 in Preble County, bridge work over I-70 will require restrictions to be imparted on Ohio 320 and 726, with closure of both routes next month.

On Monday, Aug. 3, contractors will close Ohio 320, between West Eaton Road and U.S. 40, and then, on Thursday, Aug. 6, crews will close Ohio 726 between Orphans Road and U.S. 40 to begin construction there.

Both closures are scheduled to be in effect for up to 120 days, and while Ohio 320 is closed motorists will be detoured by way of U.S. 35, I-70 and U.S. 40 and Ohio 726 motorists will be detoured via U.S. 127 and U.S. 40.

The overall project includes resurfacing and repairing pavement on I-70 from the Indiana state line to the Montgomery County line, as well as rehabilitating and repairing bridges within the work limits and paving the rest area and weigh station.

The John R. Jurgensen Company was awarded a contract for approximately $29.8 million to complete the project, and all work is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2022.

For additional information regarding the I-70 rehabilitation, visit the project page on ODOT’s web site, and for statewide construction, maintenance and weather-related information, please visit www.OHGO.com.

Work will require closure of both routes in August

R-H Staff