Revive I-70 is expected to improve traffic flow and safety
Richmond, IN (Dec. 12, 2022) – An Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) project is expected to improve and expand I-70 in Wayne County. Revive I-70 will reduce congestion, improve traffic flow and improve safety along the corridor. The 20+ mile corridor stretches from west of Cambridge City to the Indiana/Ohio state line.
The project is expected to include added travel lanes, interchange improvements, bridge improvements, pavement replacement and the replacement of drainage structures. At the end of construction, I-70 will expand from a four-lane interstate with two travel lanes in each direction to a six-lane interstate with three lanes in each direction.
The 40 bridges in the project area are all expected to be widened to accommodate additional travel lanes. Additional bridge improvements are being planned, including complete replacements, deck replacements, deck overlays and painting.
The Project Team is also looking at two key interchanges – the I-70 and US 40 interchange and the I-70 and US 35/Williamsburg Pike interchange – to identify modifications to improve safety and mobility.
Details of specific improvements are still being developed.
Public Meeting Early Next Year
A public meeting is expected in early 2023 to share more information about the project and provide the opportunity for members of the public to ask questions and share their comments with members of the Project Team. Public input is an important part of project development. Meeting details will be shared closer to date.
The Revive I-70 website launched today, along with Facebook (LINK) and Twitter (LINK) pages. People interested in Revive I-70 are encouraged to follow the project on social media and sign up for updates by email on the project website or text “INDOT ReviveI70” to 468311.
Revive I-70 is in the environmental and preliminary design stage. Activities include traffic analysis, maintenance of traffic plans, road design and survey work. The Project Team is coordinating with local, state and federal officials throughout the project.
A public hearing is expected in spring 2023 and will be followed by a formal comment period.
Construction is expected to begin in late 2024. Duration will depend on project development, construction phasing and future funding.
About Revive I-70
Revive I-70 includes improvements being planned for I-70 in Wayne County from west of Cambridge City to the Indiana/Ohio state line. The corridor is more than 20 miles long. Improvements are expected to include added travel lanes, interchange improvements, bridge improvements and pavement replacement.
The INDOT project is expected to reduce corridor congestion, improve traffic flow and improve safety along this section of I-70. The project is in the environmental and preliminary design stage.
Find more information at ReviveI70.com and follow the project on Facebook and Twitter.
About the Indiana Department of Transportation
INDOT continues to solidify the Hoosier State as the Crossroads of America by implementing Gov. Eric J. Holcomb’s $30 billion Next Level Roads plan. With six district offices and 3,500 employees, the agency is responsible for constructing and maintaining more than 29,000 lane miles of highways, more than 5,700 bridges, and supporting 4,500 rail miles and 117 airports across the state.
INDOT was recently ranked #1 in the United States for infrastructure in CNBC’s 2022 “America’s Top States for Business” ranking. Learn more about INDOT at in.gov/indot.
12/14/2022 09:13:38 am
Let me say, it is about time... I-70 is always in a mess in Wayne County. I travel it everyday on into Ohio. Honestly, I'm tired of Ohio having better roads than Indiana... It is about time we see these improvements especially since our taxes have been raised higher than Ohio's (making their gas cheaper than our gas)...
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