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Columbus Road Resurfacing

Resurfacing work by Columbus and other jurisdictions continues to be very active across Central Ohio. Please give crews room to work and watch carefully for flagging operations, equipment  and  crews at work on resurfacing jobs. Some helpful general information about the resurfacing processes and a list of City of Columbus Streets scheduled for resurfacing this year is available at:


2017 Glove Box Guide Construction Overview

Paving the Way’s Glove Box Guide, an overview of Central Ohio’s road-construction projects planned for 2017, is now available on the Paving the Way website. The Guide includes a map of planned projects and information on work-zone safety, sharing the ride and other resources to help Central Ohio motorists, cyclists and pedestrians get to their destinations safely.

View or download the guide at:

South Side 'Mega Fix' Between Grove City and Columbus

The South Side 'Mega Fix' is a five-mile ODOT construction project on Interstate 71 between Columbus and Grove City that will build extra lanes, new bridges and exit ramps. The $113 million project will be under construction for three years with completion planned for the Fall of 2020. 

Various overnight lane restrictions will be in place.

More information on the project can be found here.


Cannon Drive Relocation / State Route 315 Closures

Closure of Northbound SR-315 Exit Ramp to Medical Center Drive

Beginning Sunday, December 10 at 7 p.m., and continuing through Saturday, December 16, the northbound SR-315 exit ramp to Medical Center Drive will be closed for the installation of a city sanitary sewer line. Motorists may use the Goodale Avenue or Lane Avenue exits to approach the Wexner Medical Center. Staff may want to consider approaching campus from Neil Avenue. Detour signs will be posted. Traffic delays are anticipated. Dates are weather dependent and subject to change. Updates will be shared on the Cannon Drive web page


Cannon Drive is closed for construction between Medical Center Drive and 12th Avenue. Access to Medical Center Drive and 12th, as well as State Route 315, will be maintained. Intermittent closures of the Route 315 off-ramp may occur during the fall of 2017 during off-peak periods, with major closures anticipated for spring / summer 2018.

The project will straighten and elevate Cannon Drive to provide future flood protection and open up 12 acres of developable land. View construction detours and Cannon Drive Relocation Project websites for additional information. The first phase of construction is expected to last through the fall of 2019.

(Ohio State)

South Old State Road Improvements

Crews have begun work this week on the South Old State Road Project. The roadway will be reconstructed and widened between Polaris Parkway and Orange Road. Watch for equipment and crews at work in this area. At least one lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction. Some closures of side streets are expected.

Motorists should plan for brief delays on South Old State Road and may wish to consider US 23 or Worthington Road via Polaris Parkway as alternate routes. The project includes new sidewalks and a shared-use path and is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2018. For more information on this and other Delaware County projects, visit  (Delaware County/Columbus) 

Parsons Avenue Street Rehabilitation Project

Parsons Avenue will be reduced to southbound-only traffic between E. Broad Street and Franklin Avenue, beginning Monday, April 24, for a street rehabilitation project, weather permitting. The project includes pavement reconstruction; installation of curb bumpouts; sidewalk widening; signal upgrades and other improvements. The project is scheduled to be complete by Spring 2018.

The detour for northbound traffic is E. Town Street, west to S. Washington Avenue, north to E. Broad Street and east, back to Parsons Avenue.

For more details see the Project Fact Sheet at

(Columbus Public Service)

High Street Streetscape Improvements

Construction acitivies are schedule to continue through November 2018.

Project highlights:

  • Building sidewalks, Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant curb ramps and curb extensions
  • Resurfacing the roadway
  • Adding brick crosswalks
  • Improving storm sewers and water lines
  • Planting street trees and landscaping
  • Installing iron tree grates and refuse containers
  • Upgrading street lighting, traffic signals, crosswalk signals and signage
  • Adding shared lane markings for bicycle traffic within the street

Access to area businesses will be maintained. For more details and regular updates, please see:  


Parsons Avenue Improvements E. Livingston Avenue to Hosack Street Start Monday

Crews will start work on Monday, May 22, on the Parsons Avenue Improvements: E. Livingston Avenue to Hosack Street. Watch for crews and equipment at work. One lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction during construction.  Improvements include resurfacing, signal upgrades, ADA-compliant ramps, on street bicycle accommodations and bump-outs. The work is expected to continue through summer 2018, weather permitting For more information see: (Columbus Public Service)

West 3rd Avenue Widening near Railroad between Edgehill Road and Columbus Fire Station #25 (W. Third)

Update: There are currently no traffic impacts on this project. 

Watch for workers, equipment and flagging operations on West 3rd Avenue between Edgehill Road and Columbus Fire Station #25 as crews begin work on a widening, reconstruction and pedestrian path project. Motorists may wish to consider W. 5th Avenue and Goodale Blvd. as alternate routes during this work .

The project will facilitate traffic flow, improve safety and provide pedestrian and bicyclist accommodations with the following improvements:

  • Widening and reconstructing the roadway
  • Constructing a new two-span railroad bridge
  • Building curbs, Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant curb ramps (ADA), sidewalks and a shared-use path
  • Upgrading street lights, signs and underground cables for traffic signals
  • Planting street trees and landscaping
  • Installation of  new traffic signals at:
    • Edgehill Road and W. 3rd Avenue
    • Edgehill Road and W. 5th Avenue

‚ÄčThe work is expected to be completed in Spring 2018, weather permitting.

Please drive with extra caution through this and all road-construction work-zones. More information on this project is available at:

(Columbus Public Service)

SR 310 Widening

SR 310 (Hazelton-Etna Rd SW) in Licking County will be widened and improved between US 40 (National Road SW) and I-70 beginning Monday, June 12. Two-way traffic will be maintained. Expect occasional flagging operations between  9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and between 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.  Estimated Completion: Fall 2018, weather permitting. (ODOT)

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West Mound Street Lane Reductions

West Mound Street between Hague Avenue and Wayne Avenue will be reduced from four lanes to two -- one in each direction -- as construction begins on a sidewalk project July 17. The project is expected to be completed in Spring 2018.

(City of Columbus)

Ramp from Main Street to Interstate 71 South

Beginning at 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 16, the ramp from Main Street to Interstate 71 south will close to complete the work on I-70. The closure is scheduled for nine months (roughly April 2018) but could be permanent depending on construction of the next project which is set to start in 2018.

The detour is: Rich St. to 3rd St. to I-71 south.



I-70 West Into Downtown Between 18th and Grant Reduced to One Lane

East Side drivers headed downtown via Interstate 70 will notice a new traffic pattern just before the I-70/71 split.

I-70 west is reduced to one lane between 18th Street and Grant Avenue to construct a retaining wall along the interstate. That means I-70 west thru traffic and traffic headed to I-71 south have to merge into the left lane sooner than they did prior to construction.

Drivers are encouraged to follow the signs and choose their lane early. 

This $41 million project is the first of five projects to improve the I-70/71 corridor. The first project will build a new wider bridge at Grant Avenue as well as make improvements to Mound and Fulton. Completion is expected to be in the fall of 2018.

East Dublin-Granville Road Closure Between Old Hamilton and Hamilton

Dublin-Granville Road between Old Hamilton Road and the Hamilton Road S Curve will be closed beginning Monday (8/14) for several months as part of the new Dublin-Granville Road Realignment project.

This will be a full closure and the road will reopen in early spring of 2018, after the new road has been completed.

Detours are being set up down Old Hamilton Road through the S Curve.

(City of Columbus)

Cleveland Avenue and Schrock Road Improvements

Cleveland Avenue between I-270 and Schrock Road will have intermittent lane closures for an expansion project. 

The project will make the following improvements:

  • Additional northbound and southbound lanes along Cleveland Avenue
  • Additional eastbound lanes on Schrock Road to provide dual left and dual right turn lanes onto Cleveland Avenue
  • Installing new sidewalk on the north side of Schrock Road between Schrock Hill Court and Cleveland Avenue
  • Extending the multi-use path on th east side of Cleveland Avenue from I-270 north to JP Morgan Chase & Co. signal with connections to Sharon Woods Metro Park and Mt. Carmel St. Ann's
  • Improving streen lighting and utilities

Completion: December 2018

For more information:

(City of Westerville)

High Street Beween Hull Street and East Hubbard Ave

Beginning Nov. 6, work will get under way at 800 North High Street – a new private development project being built on the east side of High Street. This means the far east lane of High Street will be closed and all east-side meters between Hull Street and East Hubbard Avenue will be bagged. The four meters on East Hubbard Avenue will be bagged and the sidewalk on the south side of this road will be closed to pedestrians to accommodate needs of the work zone and maintain safety. In addition, approximately the first 200 feet of North Pearl Street from East Hubbard Avenue southward will be closed for work zone activities.

Expect pedestrian access through this area and to businesses to be fully maintained on both sides of High Street. It will also be maintained on the north side of East Hubbard Avenue for continued access to these businesses as well as the Hubbard Garage. These restrictions will be in place for approximately 19 months throughout the build-out, with completion slated for May 2019.

Grant Avenue Bridge Closing

At 8 a.m. on January 9, the Grant Avenue Bridge, which crosses I-70/71 will close in preparation to be demolished and replaced. This is part of the current construction project to improve the Interstate 70/71 downtown 'split'. The new Grant Avenue bridge is expected to open later this fall.

The detour is: 

Southbound Grant Ave. Detour: Mound St. WB to 3rd SB to Livingston head east.

Northbound Grant Ave Detour: Livingston EB to Parsons NB to Main St. head west.


Along with a new bridge at Grant Avenue, the current project improves Mound Street between 4th and High Streets by adding granite curbs, brick crosswalks, decorative signals, lighting and landscaping. The project also converts Fulton Street to one-way eastbound from 4th to Washington.

The $31 million project which started this past spring is expected to be complete by late fall 2018.


Eastbound 3rd Avenue Detour for Railroad Bridge Construction

On Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, eastbound 3rd Avenue will be detoured at Northwest Boulevard, except for local business traffic. The detour is expected to be in place for the rest of the year because of railroad bridge construction nearby.

The detour is as follows:

Primary Detour: Westbound traffic on Third Avenue shall be maintained and eastbound traffic shall be detoured at Northwest Boulevard North to W. Fifth Avenue, then east to Olentangy River Road, and finally south back to W. Third Avenue,  OR Northwest Boulevard South to Goodale Boulevard, then East to Olentangy River Road, and finally north back to W. Third Avenue.

Secondary Detour: Westbound traffic on Third Avenue shall be maintained and eastbound traffic shall be detoured at Edgehill Road North to W. 5th Avenue, then East to Olentangy River Road, and finally south back to W. Third Avenue, OR  Bobcat Avenue South to Goodale Boulevard, then east to Olentangy River Road, and finally north back to W. Third Avenue.

Local business access will remain open on Third Avenue up to Yard Street.  Business access on Third Avenue east of Yard Street shall follow the posted detour.

(City of Columbus)

Reduced Lanes on King Ave near Cannon Drive

Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 16, King Avenue near Cannon Drive will have reduced lanes. Two-way traffic will be maintained with a lane in each direction for work taking place between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. until Friday, Jan. 26. This is part of the Cannon Drive Relocation project.

Stelzer Road at Easton Way

Work will begin the week of March 5 at Stelzer Road and Easton Way. The northbound right-turn lane (curb lane) on Stelzer Rd will be closed for widening operations. The I-270 southbound ramp from Easton Way will also be widened in the second phase of the project. Traffic will still be able to turn right onto Easton Way and also use the on ramp to I-270 south during that phase. 

The project is expected to take 1-2 months.  

(City of Columbus)

Mound Street Reconstruction

Monday March 5, Mound Street becomes one way for WB only traffic between Fourth and Front.

Reconstruction of Mound Street begins March 5 and will continue until fall 2018,  weather permitting.


Highway Ramp Closures South of Downtown Tonight 3/13

Please note that a series of highway ramps south of downtown will close between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. tonight.

I-71 at I-70

  • 9:00 PM Monday March 12 - Thursday March 15: The ramp from 70 EB to 71 SB will be closed for lighting removal. Detour 70 EB to 71 SB: 315 NB to US-33 WB to 315 SB to 71 SB.
  • 5:00 AM Thursday March 15: Each morning the ramp will open.

I-71 at Greenlawn Ave.

  • 9:00 PM Monday March 12 - Thursday March 15: The ramp from 71 SB to Greenlawn Ave. will be closed for lighting removal. Detour 71 SB to Greenlawn Ave.: Continue SB to SR-104 to 71 NB to Greenlawn Ave.
  • 5:00 AM Thursday March 15: Each morning the ramp will open.

I-71 between SR-104 and I-70

  • 7:00 PM Monday March 12 - Tuesday March 13: 71 NB will be reduced to two lanes for pavement repairs.
  • 9:00 PM: 71 NB will be reduced to one lane.
  • 5:00 AM: All lanes open.

I-71 at I-270

  • 9:00 PM Monday March 12 - Friday March 16: The ramp from 71 SB to 270 EB will be closed for bridge demolition. Detour: 71 SB to Stringtown Rd to 71 NB to 270 EB.
  • 5:00 AM Each morning all lanes open

Scioto Darby Road and Leppert Road Reconstruction

Work is ramping up for the reconstruction of Scioto Darby Road and Leppert Road.

The project will provide substantial improvements to Scioto Darby Road, which will include constructing two round-a-bouts, new curbs and multi-use paths, as well as lighting and landscaping, this summer and next. 

The completion date is October 31, 2019, weather permitting.

(City of Hilliard)

Columbus Department of Public Service Road Project Fact Sheets

Columbus Department of Public Service Road Project Fact Sheets (current and future project overviews)

Columbus Street Sweeping

Columbus Street Sweeping

City of Columbus street sweeping schedule updates are available at:



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