Read the signs and pick your lane
Tomorrow night (June 16) kicks off another weekend of extensive concrete repairs on I-270 north between I-670 and SR 161, weather permitting. For drivers who are heading to Easton, Westerville or New Albany, ODOT advises drivers to read the signs and pick your lane early to get through the work zone safely.
Last month, ODOT observed many drivers darting left at the last minute. This video features some of that traffic camera footage and shows drivers what NOT to do.
Since two lanes of I-270 north will be closed, drivers will want to stay right. The Morse Road exit will not take you through to I-270 north. That lane is an exit only lane for Morse Road. To continue on I-270 north, drivers will need to use the two right lanes.
Below is a graphic that reflects exactly what the driver will see as they approach the work zone.
FRIDAY, JUNE 16 – MONDAY, JUNE 19, 2017
8 PM: I-270 north thru lanes will close north of Hamilton Road. Prior to Easton, northbound traffic must stay right of the concrete barrier.
8 PM: The ramp from US 62 west to I-270 north will close.
Detour: US 62 west to I-270 south to SR 317 (Hamilton Road) to I-270 north
8 PM: The ramp from SR 161 east to I-270 north will close.
Detour: SR 161 east to Sunbury Road to SR 161 west to I-270 north
5 AM Monday: All lanes and ramps will reopen.
SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 2017 (NEW)
9 PM: The ramp from I-270 north to Morse Rd. Detour: I-270 north to Rt. 3 to I-270 south to Morse Rd.
8 AM: The exit ramp to Morse will be open
Note: The entrance ramp from Morse Rd. to I-270 will remain open.
Graphic showing what drivers will see
These concrete repairs are part of a $14 million project that is widening the I-670/270 interchange as well as raising the Goshen Bridge over I-270. The entire project is expected to be complete this fall.