North Side Fix Overview
This project will make the I-270/US23 north side interchange safer by increasing capacity and improving traffic flow. See below for an overview:
1. Reconfigure two of the ramps at the interchange of I-270 and US 23 (North High street)
Two of the “loop ramps,” the ramp from I-270 E to US 23 N and the ramp from I270 W to US 23 S, will be reconfigured. ODOT will also add traffic signals at each of the new ramps to allow for better flow of traffic.
2. Widen US 23
ODOT will widen US 23 from Northwoods Boulevard to Lazelle Road from two lanes to three lanes in each direction. ODOT will also build an additional lane on US 23 southbound from I-270 to Northwoods Boulevard.
3. Construct two northbound express lanes on US 23
ODOT will build two lanes under the surface roads that will carry through traffic. The “trench,” as we call it, will begin just north of I-270 and end south of Northwoods Boulevard North. If you are driving in the “trench” will not be able to access Campus View Boulevard and Flint Road.
4. High Street over I-270
A new, decorative fence with the name “Worthington” on it will be built along the US 23 bridge over I-270. Pillars with brick pattern and coloring and limestone caps will be featured on both sides of the bridge, matching walls will be built adjacent to the ramps at the interchange.
SR 315 will be open at SR 750 by 5 p.m. today, November 26.
SR 315 in Delaware County is closed at SR 750 (W. Powell Rd.) so crews can construct turn lanes on SR 315. Motorists should seek alternate routes because they will NOT be able to access SR 750 from SR 315 should they fail to follow the detour signs.
The posted detour for SR 315:
• North on SR 315: Exit I-270 east to US 23 north to SR 315.
• South on SR 315: US 23 south to I-270 west to SR 315.
Traffic on SR 750 (W. Powell Road) will be able to drive through the intersection. Motorists will not be able to turn onto SR 315 from SR 750. SR 315 is expected to reopen by Thanksgiving 2013, weather permitting.
SR 750 will remain open when SR 315 is closed, and SR 315 will remain open next year when a portion of SR 750 is closed for construction. (ODOT)
Linworth Rd E. will be closed to through traffic between Linworth Road and Olenhurst Ct. for a water and sewer project beginning Monday, August 26. The project includes water line work, sewer work and resurfacing. The road is expected to reopen by late December, weather permitting. (Columbus Public Utilities)
Projects like the High Street Resurfacing in downtown Columbus include sidewalk detours. Pedestrians, like motorists and bicyclists are required by law to follow the directions of road construction signs. Pedestrians should not pass sidewalk closure signs or walk in the street to avoid a sidewalk detour. (Paving the Way)
The construction of the Westerville Bike and Walk System Trail Bridge over County Line Rd will begin on or about Monday, August 12. This bridge will provide a safe crossing for pedestrians and bicyclists along this portion of the Westerville B&W which is part of the City’s 27+ miles of leisure paths and trails. This project is scheduled for completion in May 2014.
This piece of the Westerville B&W, located just east of N. State St on County Line Road, is the community’s connector to the statewide Ohio-to-Erie Trail. During construction, the bikeway and leisure path will be closed. Detours will be posted. Traffic on County Line Rd will be maintained.
Beginning Monday, July 29, Waltham Road will be closed between Northwest Boulevard and North Star Road for reconstruction. Guilford Road can be used as a detour. This closure will be in place until late November, weather permitting. (City of Upper Arlington)
SR 245 will close Wednesday, July 17 between Middleburg-Plain City Road and Buck Run. Weather permitting; the road will be closed for 120 days. The closure is necessary to replace the bridge over Big Darby Creek. The posted detour is Middleburg-Plain City Road to Collins Road to SR 4. (ODOT)
A very active season for resurfacing projects has started in Central Ohio. Columbus, for example has more than $30 million budgeted for resurfacing projects in 2013. ODOT has many large resurfacing projects for 2013 including parts of I-71, I-270, E. Main Street and US 62. Other area municipalities and counties also have active resurfacing programs in progress this year. Please watch for crews and equipment and be prepared for lane restrictions or flagging operations.
Resurfacing Notes and Tips:
> Watch for parking restrictions, but note the dates on the signs. Signs typically go up before they take effect.
> Before a road is repaved, it is generally milled. Milling is the scraping of the top layers of pavement from the road, leaving a grooved surface. These top layers are recycled into new asphalt or other products. The milled street before the new layer of asphalt is applied will have a rough surface and pavement markings may be absent or fainter than normal. > Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians should use caution, especially near protruding manhole covers.
> The actual resurfacing ordinarily follows the milling within a week, weather permitting. Access to businesses and residences is maintained during paving operations.
> Milling and paving generally require flagging operations, please watch carefully for flaggers and be prepared to stop.
The City of Columbus has a good overview of the resurfacing process at:
Paving the Way will post details of the larger resurfacing projects as contractors and agencies provide this information. (Paving the Way/Misc.)
Richards Road will close to through traffic between N. High Street and Indianola Avenue today, Monday, April 22 for sewer and drainage improvements and roadway reconstruction. Access to residences on the road will be maintained. The project is expected to be complete by early November, weather permitting. (Columbus)
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Work has begun on a project to widen I-71 in Delaware and Morrow Counties. The project adds a third lane in each direction on I-71 from just north of US 36/SR 37 in Delaware County to north of SR 61 in Morrow County.
This year, the focus of the work will be on southbound I-71. Two lanes will be maintained for southbound traffic, but the lanes will be shifted to the outside of the interstate to give crews room to work. Northbound I-71 traffic will be shifted over north of SR 61 so ODOT can complete bridge work over Crall Road in Morrow County.
The $50 million project will widen nine miles of I-71 and is expected to be complete in Fall 2014. (ODOT)
The Scioto Greenway Trail is closed between Grandview Avenue and Dublin Road so crews can construct a new bike path to connect the existing paths. The project is expected to be complete by October 2013. This is a full closure; do not ride past the barricades. For additional information and a map, please see the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department's Trail Construction Page
Project Details: A major reconstruction project is underway on I-270 on the southwest side of Franklin County between US 62 and Roberts Road. ODOT will make improvements down to the sub-surface on every travel lane in both directions and construct wider shoulders on 11 bridges. The three-year project is expected to be complete by late 2014.
ODOT will maintain at least two lanes of traffic on 270 in both directions during construction. Entrance and exit ramps along the seven mile construction zone will also be accessible.
To allow crews to work on several lanes at a time, ODOT will shift traffic over to one side. There will be crossovers at the following locations to allow drivers to enter and exit 270: US 62, south of Georgesville Road, north of Georgesville Road, south of Broad Street and south of Roberts Road.
A crossover means that one direction of traffic will cross over, through the permanent median, to the other side of the road so that both directions of traffic are on the same side, which allows crews to work safely and more efficiently on that section of 270.
Between Broad Street and Roberts Road, ODOT will maintain three lanes in each direction. For southbound travellers, one of those lanes will be a different traffic pattern that we call a contra flow lane. A contra flow lane means that one lane of southbound traffic will be on the northbound side of the road with a portable barrier wall separating northbound and southbound traffic.
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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:
All ramps are now open on ODOT's I-71/I-670 Crossroads project.
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