Drivers should allow extra travel time


Staff Reports



Construction Begins This Week on the Next Project to Improve the

Interstate 70/71 Downtown Corridor

FRANKLIN COUNTY – Starting this week, drivers just east of downtown Columbus will see signs about overnight ramp closures starting this Sunday, weather permitting. The closures are necessary so crews can begin work on the next project that will improve the downtown Interstate 70/71 corridor.

The project will construct a new wider and longer bridge at Grant Avenue as well as improve Mound Street and Fulton Avenue.

The improvements to Mound St. will occur between 4th Street and High Street and includes granite curbs, brick crosswalks, decorative signals, lighting and landscaping.

Fulton Street will be one-way eastbound from 4th to Washington.

Beginning Wednesday, July 12, here is how traffic will be impacted:

· 11 PM: I-70 west is reduced to one lane between Parsons Ave. and 4th Street.

· 5 AM: All lanes of I-70 west are open.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

· 8 PM: 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 but could be permanent depending on construction of the next project which is set to start in 2018. Detour: Rich St. to 3rd St. to I-71 south.

· 8 PM: the ramp from Broad Street to I-71 south will close. Detour: Broad St. westbound is 3rd to I-71 south. Eastbound Broad St: Parsons Ave. to Main St. to Rich St. to 3rd St. to I-71 south.

· 9 PM: I-71 south reduced to one lane between Long Street and I-70.

· 9 PM: I-70 west reduced to one lane between Ohio Ave. and Grant Street

· 5 AM: All ramps and lanes open except for Main St.

MONDAY: July 17, 2017

· 9 AM: Fulton Street closes between 4th Street and Engler for six months. One way eastbound traffic will be maintained from 5th St. to Grant. Fulton will be open in both directions between Grant and the School Facility Drive.

Detour: Westbound Fulton traffic will use Mound to 3rd.

Eastbound Fulton traffic use 4th to Main St. to Washington.

Impacts to I-270 SOUTH Near Easton All Weekend

Starting Friday, crews will continue extensive concrete repair work on I-270 between SR 161 and I-670, weather permitting. This weekend’s work will impact southbound drivers only.

That means drivers who are headed to Easton, Gahanna or the airport this weekend should allow extra travel time to get through the work zone safely. Read the signs and pick your lane early.

Since two lanes of I-270 south will be closed, drivers will want to stay right. The Morse Road exit will not take you through on I-270 south. That lane is an exit only lane for Morse Road. To continue on I-270 south, 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, JULY 14-MONDAY, JULY 17

8 PM: I-270 south thru lanes will close at SR 161. At SR 161, northbound traffic must stay right of the concrete barrier.

8 PM: The ramp from SR 161 west to I-270 south will be reduced to one lane.

5 AM Monday: All lanes and ramps will reopen.

I-270 south ramps to and from Morse Road will remain open.

SB Lanes Closed

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.

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Staff Reports

Construction Begins This Week on the Next Project to Improve the

Interstate 70/71 Downtown Corridor

FRANKLIN COUNTY – Starting this week, drivers just east of downtown Columbus will see signs about overnight ramp closures starting this Sunday, weather permitting. The closures are necessary so crews can begin work on the next project that will improve the downtown Interstate 70/71 corridor.

The project will construct a new wider and longer bridge at Grant Avenue as well as improve Mound Street and Fulton Avenue.

The improvements to Mound St. will occur between 4th Street and High Street and includes granite curbs, brick crosswalks, decorative signals, lighting and landscaping.

Fulton Street will be one-way eastbound from 4th to Washington.

Beginning Wednesday, July 12, here is how traffic will be impacted:

· 11 PM: I-70 west is reduced to one lane between Parsons Ave. and 4th Street.

· 5 AM: All lanes of I-70 west are open.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

· 8 PM: 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 but could be permanent depending on construction of the next project which is set to start in 2018. Detour: Rich St. to 3rd St. to I-71 south.

· 8 PM: the ramp from Broad Street to I-71 south will close. Detour: Broad St. westbound is 3rd to I-71 south. Eastbound Broad St: Parsons Ave. to Main St. to Rich St. to 3rd St. to I-71 south.

· 9 PM: I-71 south reduced to one lane between Long Street and I-70.

· 9 PM: I-70 west reduced to one lane between Ohio Ave. and Grant Street

· 5 AM: All ramps and lanes open except for Main St.

MONDAY: July 17, 2017

· 9 AM: Fulton Street closes between 4th Street and Engler for six months. One way eastbound traffic will be maintained from 5th St. to Grant. Fulton will be open in both directions between Grant and the School Facility Drive.

Detour: Westbound Fulton traffic will use Mound to 3rd.

Eastbound Fulton traffic use 4th to Main St. to Washington.