Lanes collapse on Interstate 70 in Ohio

| 8/4/2005

Several eastbound lanes that collapsed yesterday along Interstate 70 west of Columbus, OH, have been reopened to traffic.

Andrea Hernandez, spokesperson for the Ohio Department of Transportation, told “Land Line Now” that portions of the lanes – which stretched from the U.S. 42 junction in Madison Country to the State Route 54 junction in Clark County – were under construction when they collapsed.

“We were doing some work at the ramp at State Route 56, and we ran into some bad soil, and some of the pavement was uneven, so we were fixing that,” Hernandez said.

The lanes were closed from noon Wednesday, Aug. 3, until around 8 p.m. that evening. Traffic was rerouted to nearby Highway 40 while the repairs were made.

“Some of that bad soil is causing the lanes to collapse,” Hernandez said. “That’s why we’re out there doing this rehab work right now.”