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18th Street Bridge Demolition Tonight Closes Downtown Split

Updated: Friday, August 22 2014, 02:07 PM EDT
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DOWNTOWN COLUMBUS (ODOT/Sean Rowe) -- According to a news release from the Ohio Department of Transportation, the other half of the 18th Street Bridge will come down on Friday; weather permitting.

This will allow crews to complete construction on a new bridge over Interstate 70 in Columbus.

For everyone's safety, the interstate will have to close temporarily for this construction work.   

Beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, August 22, here is what will be closed:   Two lanes of I-70 west. Motorists will be forced to exit to I-71 north.  The ramp from I-71 south to I-70 east will also close. The detour is I-670 east to I-270.  

At 11 p.m., all lanes of I-70 west are closed including the ramp from I-70 west to I-71 north.  The following entrance ramps are also closed:
 - Miller-Kelton
 - Alum Creek
 - Livingston Ave
 - US 33 In other words, I-70 west is closed between I-270 and I-71.

The posted detour is I-270 north to I-670 west to I-71 south to I-70 west.  

Also at 11 p.m., I-70 east will close along with the ramp from Third St. to I-70 east.

The detour is Livingston Ave. to I-70 east.   18th Street Bridge Demolition Tonight Closes Downtown Split
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