Lane, ramp closures scheduled for I-70 rehab project


R-H Staff



PREBLE COUNTY — Paving operations continue on Interstate 70 as part of the major resurfacing and bridge rehabilitation project in Preble County, and restrictions will be in place through the remainder of the week.

Evening and overnight restrictions will be in place on I-70 East, between the Shields Road and Lewisburg-Ozias Road overpasses, just west of the Montgomery County line. I-70 will be reduced to one lane in the eastbound direction, and in addition to work on the mainline, crews will close the ramps to and from Ohio 503 to eastbound I-70 for resurfacing.

Restrictions will be in effect from 9 p.m. each night to 10 a.m. the following day, and during periods of ramp closures, traffic will be detoured by way of U.S. 40 and Ohio 49 to I-70.

All work will be contingent upon the weather, and motorists are reminded of the need for additional caution.

Ongoing projects:

Ohio 122 bridge rehabilitation — Between the western corporate limit of the village of Gratis and Ray Road, over a tributary of Auckerman Creek. Ohio 122 is closed through Aug. 4, and traffic will be detoured via Ohio 122, U.S. 35 and Ohio 503. All work is scheduled to be completed by late summer.

U.S. 127 bridge rehabilitation — Just north of U.S. 40. U.S. 127 is closed for up to 30 days, through July 23, and traffic will be detoured via U.S. 40, Ohio 726, Ohio 722 in Darke County and U.S. 127. All work associated with the project is scheduled to be completed in late summer.

Ohio 122 culvert replacement — Between Halderman and Quaker Trace roads. Single-lane closures will be in effect daily from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and traffic will be maintained with temporary signals. All work is scheduled to be completed in late summer 2022.

Ohio 177 paving — Paving (chip-sealing) between the Butler/Preble County line and the Indiana State line. Traffic will be maintained by flaggers daily from approximately 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. when crews are at work. All work is scheduled to be completed in early fall 2022.

Ohio 725 paving — Paving (chip-sealing) between Indiana and the western corporation limit of Camden. Traffic will be maintained by flaggers daily from approximately 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. when crews are at work. All work is scheduled to be completed in early fall 2022.

U.S. 35 bridge rehabilitation — On U.S. 35 at Elkhorn Road. Single-lane closure will be in place daily, and traffic will be maintained with a temporary signals through late August. All work associated with the project is scheduled to be completed in late summer.

U.S. 127 bridge maintenance — Over Swann-Beatty Road, between Camden College Corner Road and Ohio 744. Single-lane restrictions may be in effect during daylight hours, and traffic will be maintained by arrow boards, traffic cones, and/or flaggers during hours of operation. The entire project is scheduled to be completed by late summer 2022.

For ongoing traffic, construction and weather-related information throughout the state, please visit www.OHGO.com.

R-H Staff