Traffic Changes for I-70 Project

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Muskingum County’s infrastructure project will bring changes on Interstate 70 this week as the eastbound Maple Avenue ramp is scheduled to close.

The Ohio Department of Transportation said the Underwood Street ramp to I-70 east is expected to reopen Tuesday. Once it reopens the Maple Avenue ramp to I-70 east will close the same day.

The Maple Avenue ramp will remain closed for four years while I-70 lanes are shifted and there’s not adequate space to safely merge.

On Wednesday, the phase one traffic switch will occur on I-70 west so motorists should expect delays.

The closure of the Maple Avenue and the 6th Street ramps is due to the extensive work being done on the bridge over the Muskingum River.

During phase one, two lanes of I-70 will be maintained in each direction on the out portion of I-70.

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Nichole is WHIZ’s News Director/Anchor. She joined the WHIZ family while attending high school at Bishop Rosecrans, before taking a full-time position in 2005. Nichole is no stranger to the area. She grew up in Corning, Ohio and and graduated from Waynesburg College, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications emphasizing in Sports Broadcasting/Sports Information and Journalism.When not at work Nichole enjoys watching St. Louis Blues hockey, enjoying time with family, spending time outdoors and reading.If Nichole wasn't in broadcasting she'd probably have become a teacher.Nichole is married to a fellow sports fan Brandon. They have two sons Cameron and Xavier.