Section of I-70 West near Downtown to close tonight, reopen Sunday with two lanes

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Number 2 on this map is the reopening to two lanes on westbound Interstate 70 that will occur on Sunday after a temporary weekend closure.
Number 2 on this map is the reopening to two lanes on westbound Interstate 70 that will occur on Sunday after a temporary weekend closure.

Traffic on Interstate 70 westbound near Downtown will return to two lanes Sunday following a weekend closure that begins Friday night, the Ohio Department of Transportation has announced.

The closure on I-70 will be between the Interstate 71 interchange and the Route 315 interchange. It takes effect at 10 p.m. Friday and is expected to last until about noon on Sunday.

When I-70 west reopens on Sunday afternoon, there will then be two lanes available between the Miller and Kelton avenues exit and the I-71 exit headed through the Downtown area.

That's just a few days after the end of November, when ODOT had indicated in October that the opening to two lanes on I-70 through Downtown would occur.

The roadwork is part of a large Downtown Ramp Up project surrounding the Interstate 70 and Interstate 71 interchanges near downtown Columbus.

The lanes reopening on I-70 westbound is number two on the accompanying map of coming events in connection with the project.

bbruner@dispatch.com

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This article originally appeared on The Columbus Dispatch: I-70 west to regain lane of traffic near Downtown

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