Work will begin tomorrow, Tuesday, October 29 for a traffic signal improvement project at E. Livingston Avenue and Wager Street (next to Nationwide Children’s Hospital). Motorists should drive with extra caution and watch for lane shifts and restrictions.
The bicycle lane will be closed temporarily during this work. Bicyclists should ride in the normal lanes of traffic. Motorists are reminded to share the road safely and watch carefully for bicyclists and pedestrians. A pedestrian detour and temporary crosswalk and ramps will also be in place. Remember, 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. A one-day only closure of Wager Street is expected during this work.
This project is expected to be complete by mid-December, weather permitting. (Columbus)
The ramp from US 23 south to I-270 east (on the south side) is closed. This ramp will be closed for a year as part of the I-270 south widening project. The detours are US 23 north to SR 104 to US 33 east to I-270 or I-270 west to US 62 to I-270 east. Completion: October 2014. (ODOT)
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)
Reconstruction has begun on the intersection of Refugee Road - Chatterton Road at Noe-Bixby Road. Traffic will be maintained throughout construction. However, lanes will be narrowed periodically. Motorists should expect increased congestion and delays when driving through the intersection. Construction is scheduled for completion in fall 2014. (Franklin County)
Work is set to begin next Monday, June 3rd, on the safety reconfiguration of the I-70 and SR 79 Interchange (Buckeye Lake/ Newark Interchange) in Licking County. This project will affect traffic on both I-70 and SR 79 with various restrictions and ramp closures throughout the project. Completion is scheduled for late December, weather permitting. (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.)
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Crews are working on water lines as part of the Alum Creek Drive widening project. Additionally, a new 35 mph speed limit remains in force in the work-zone area. Please watch your speed and drive with care at all times in all work zones; and remember, traffic fines are doubled in active Ohio work zones. The widening project continues with one lane maintained in each direction through fall 2014.
Alum Creek Drive will be widened between Williams Road and SR 104. The project will include improvements such as new curbs, storm sewers, street lighting and signals, sidewalks, ADA-compliant curb ramps and multi-use trails for pedestrians and bicyclists.
At least one lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction on Alum Creek Drive and Williams Road during this project. Expect some mid-day flagging operations and some side street closures as the project progresses. The work is expected to be complete by fall 2014. (Columbus)
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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