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.”