Interstate 70 throughout the City of Wheeling will undergo a $214-million bridge rehabilitation project on 26 bridges from the Ohio State line to Milepost 7 (Middle Creek Road area) until October 2022. The project is needed to provide structurally safe bridges and connections that accommodate current local and interstate travel needs. The project is broken down into three areas: Section A (Ohio State Line to West Side of Tunnel); Section B (East Side of Tunnel to Elm Grove); and Section C (I-470 interchange to Mile Post 7/Middle Creek Road).
PROJECT MAP & INFO:
MAIN LINE DETOUR: The primary detour for all traffic traveling through the city will be Interstate 470.
Wheeling Suspension Bridge: The Wheeling Suspension Bridge is CLOSED and will undergo a renovation project in 2022. No traffic is permitted on the bridge.
Will I-70 be closed again?
No. As of October 2021, all main line interstate closures are COMPLETE, and NO other detours are planned.