The ramp from I-270 north to I-70 east on the southwest side of Franklin County will close May 20 for 15 days. The closure is necessary so crews can rebuild the ramp as part of the seven-mile, $80 million I-270 reconstruction project that began in 2011. The detour will be I-270 north to Cemetery Road to I-270 south to I-70 east. Message boards alerting motorists of the upcoming ramp closure are now in place along the Outerbelt. (ODOT)
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Map of 58 area projects. See what projects will affect you this year.
Work-Zone Safety Tips
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Beginning Monday, March 4, work will begin on the I-70 bridges over Canal Road (Township Hwy 171), located approximately two miles west of the SR 79 Interchange in Licking County. This project replaces and widens the existing bridge structures and resurfaces a section of Canal Road.
East and westbound I-70 traffic will be maintained. Expect intermittent lane restrictions and traffic pattern shifts throughout the project.
Expect overnight lane closures on I-70 between SR 37 and SR 79 in Licking County from 8 p.m. nightly through 5 a.m. the next morning.
The Park Trail, located beneath the structures, will be closed at times as the project progresses.
This project is expected to be complete by late November. (ODOT)
The Columbus Crossroads Project is the biggest active project in Central ohio. The first phase is the reconstruction of the I-71/670 interchange which is expected to be completed in 2014.
The project will improve safety, reduce congestion and connect neighborhoods. It will add a new travel lane on I-670 and reduce weaving across traffic lanes to exits. Twenty-two new bridges will be built.
Click the thumbnail below for a rendering of the project after it is completed:
Ongoing Restrictions and Ramp Closures
The ramp from I-71 north to I-670 west is closed until November 2013. The detour is I-70 to SR 315.
The ramp from Long Street to I-71 north is closed until November 2013 for the Columbus Crossroads project. The detour is 17th Street to Broad Street to 4th Street to I-670.
The ramp from I-71 south to Spring Street is closed until November 2013. The detour is I-71 to Broad Street to Cleveland Avenue.
The ramp from Fifth Avenue to southbound I-71 is closed until summer 2012. The detour is Fifth Avenue east to Leonard Avenue, south to I-670 west to southbound I-71.
The ramps from Cleveland Avenue to I-670 eastbound are closed until summer 2013.
The ramps from Broad Street to I-71 north and I-670 west are closed until 2013 to ensure there are two thru lanes of traffic during construction and adequate room for the contractor to work. Once the first project is complete, there will be three lanes of traffic in both directions on 71. The detour will be Broad Street to 4th Street to I-670 to I-71.
The ramp from I-71 north to Leonard Avenue is closed and will remain closed until fall 2013.
Getting to Businesses on Parsons Avenue or Nationwide Children's Hospital
From I-71 south, take the Main Street exit and go east on Main to Parsons Avenue.
From I-71 north, take the Broad Street exit and go right, or east, to Parsons Avenue.
Access the I-71 north ramp directly from Parsons Avenue between Mooberry and Main Street.
Access I-71 south from Parsons Avenue by going west on Main Street and turning south onto the entrance ramp
Check the Paving the Way Front Page for short-term evening and weekend restrictions for this project.