ODOT: Construction worker killed in crash


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The crash scene.


Construction Zone Crash Shuts Down 70 EB

Final update

West Side: All lanes of 70 east are expected to remain closed for several hours between Rt. 142 in Madison County and Interstate 270 after a construction worker was killed in a single-vehicle crash in the work zone. Another construction worker received minor injuries.

The worker killed was not an ODOT employee but worked for the local paving company.

The contractor was scheduled overnight to pave several of the Interstate 70 eastbound lanes. The ODOT project to widen Interstate 70 in each direction between I-270 and Hilliard Rome Road began in 2015.

Columbus Police are investigating how the vehicle entered the work zone since the ramp from Hilliard Rome Road was closed along with several eastbound lanes on I-70.

All Lanes and Ramps on the West Side Opening Now

Updated from earlier

West Side: Crews are in the process of opening all ramps and lanes of Interstate 70 eastbound between Rt. 142 in Madison County and Interstate 270.

The roadway and several ramps were closed after a construction worker on the west side project was struck and killed.

Crews have been paving this stretch of I-70 for the last few weeks. It is one of the last things to do before the ODOT widening project that began two years ago is complete.

Police are still trying to determine how the vehicle got into the work zone.

Early morning Saturday, September 30

Construction Zone Crash Shuts Down 70 EB

West Side: All lanes of 70 east are closed between Rt. 142 in Madison County and Interstate 270 due to a single-vehicle crash in the west side construction zone.

An employee with the paving company, not ODOT was struck.

The contractor was scheduled overnight to pave several of the Interstate 70 eastbound lanes. The ODOT project to widen Interstate 70 in each direction between I-270 and Hilliard Rome Road began in 2015.

Columbus Police are investigating. ODOT employees are assisting with traffic control.

Bridge Painting This Week at I-270 & US 33

Monday, October 2, 2017 & Tuesday, October 3, 2017

7 PM: I-270 NB reduced to two lanes between Tuttle Crossing Blvd. and US 33.

11 PM: I-270 NB reduced to one lane between Tuttle Crossing Blvd. and US 33.

5 AM: All lanes open.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 & Thursday, October 5, 2017

9 PM: I-270 SB reduced to two lanes between Tuttle Crossing Blvd. and US 33.

11 PM: I-270 SB reduced to one lane between Tuttle Crossing Blvd. and US 33.

5 AM: All lanes open.

NORTHERN FRANKLIN COUNTY

MONDAY, OCTOBER 2

I-270 SB between SR 161 & Morse Road

9 PM: I-270 SB will reduce to one lane

5:30 AM: All lanes open

70 Franklin

***UPDATED: WORK IS SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY EVENING***

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3

I-70 WB between I-270 & Hilliard Rome Road

10 PM: I-70 WB will reduce to one lane

10 PM: Ramps from I-70 WB to Hilliard Rome Road NB & SB will close

Detour: I-70 WB to SR 142 exit SB to I-270 EB to Hilliard Rome Road

10 PM: Ramp from Hilliard Rome Road NB & SB to I-70 WB will close

Detour: Hilliard Rome Road to I-70 EB to Wilson Road exit NB to I-70 WB

5 AM: All lanes and ramps open

COMPLETION: October 4

SR 161

SR 161 EB between Sunbury Road & Little Turtle Way

8 PM: SR 161 EB will reduce to one lane

5 AM: All lanes open

North Side Mega Fix Logo

I-270 EB between SR 315 & US 23

7 PM: I-270 EB will reduce to three lanes

9 PM: I-270 EB will reduce to two lanes

5 AM: All lanes open

I-270 WB between US 23 & SR 315

7 PM: I-270 WB will reduce to two lanes

5 AM: All lanes open

COMPLETION: October 6

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3

I-270 SB between Easton Way & I-670

9 AM: I-270 SB will reduce to three lanes

3 PM: All lanes open

COMPLETION: October 4

North Side Mega Fix Logo

I-270 between US 23 & SR 315

9 AM: I-270 will reduce to three lanes in both directions

2 PM: All lanes open

COMPLETION: October 6

Ramp from SR 315 NB to I-270 EB

11 AM: Ramp from SR 315 NB to I-270 EB will reduce to one lane

2 PM: All lanes open

NORTHERN FRANKLIN COUNTY

MONDAY, OCTOBER 2

I-270 SB between SR 161 & Morse Road

9 PM: I-270 SB will reduce to one lane

5:30 AM: All lanes open

70 Franklin

I-70 WB between I-270 & Hilliard Rome Road

10 PM: I-70 WB will reduce to one lane

10 PM: Ramps from I-70 WB to Hilliard Rome Road NB & SB will close

Detour: I-70 WB to SR 142 exit SB to I-270 EB to Hilliard Rome Road

10 PM: Ramp from Hilliard Rome Road NB & SB to I-70 WB will close

Detour: Hilliard Rome Road to I-70 EB to Wilson Road exit NB to I-70 WB

5 AM: All lanes and ramps open

COMPLETION: October 4

SR 161

SR 161 EB between Sunbury Road & Little Turtle Way

8 PM: SR 161 EB will reduce to one lane

5 AM: All lanes open

North Side Mega Fix Logo

I-270 EB between SR 315 & US 23

7 PM: I-270 EB will reduce to three lanes

9 PM: I-270 EB will reduce to two lanes

5 AM: All lanes open

I-270 WB between US 23 & SR 315

7 PM: I-270 WB will reduce to two lanes

5 AM: All lanes open

COMPLETION: October 6

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3

I-270 SB between Easton Way & I-670

9 AM: I-270 SB will reduce to three lanes

3 PM: All lanes open

COMPLETION: October 4

North Side Mega Fix Logo

I-270 between US 23 & SR 315

9 AM: I-270 will reduce to three lanes in both directions

2 PM: All lanes open

COMPLETION: October 6

Ramp from SR 315 NB to I-270 EB

11 AM: Ramp from SR 315 NB to I-270 EB will reduce to one lane

2 PM: All lanes open

The crash scene.
http://www.sunburynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/48/2017/10/web1_fatal-odot-worker-crash.jpegThe crash scene.

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