BELMONT COUNTY The Interstate 70 eastbound off-ramp at the ongoing $19.5 million, State Route 331 Interchange improvement project will be closed on Monday, August 14th, for two weeks.

Eastbound I-70 traffic wishing to exit at this location will be detoured to Exit 208 at Morristown, then north on State Route 149 to U.S. Route 40 east to SR 331.

This ramp closure is required, while ODOT's contractor Shelly & Sands Inc., from Columbus, Ohio, performs full depth pavement removal and replacement as well as drainage work and undercuts.

The off-ramp is expected to reopen by Monday, August 28th.

Work began in April of last year on this major interchange improvement project intended to reduce congestion and improve safety. The current completion date for all work is July 31, 2018.