The Mink Street - SR 161 Interchange
The Mink Street and
State Route 161 Interchange will allow traffic traveling in both directions on SR 161 to exit onto Mink Street. The
design of the interchange is utilizing Cobbs Road to accommodate the layout of
the interchange ramps. Cobbs Road will
have a cul-de-sac constructed near the current intersection with Mink
Street. Three traffic signals will be
installed; one at each of the new ramp intersections with Mink Street and one south of the interchange at Mink Street and Worthington Road intersection.
Total Project Cost: $12.8 Million
Construction Cost:$8.6 Million
The project is being funded with state funds.
The estimated completion date is October 2017.
Work will begin on the project the last week of March and a 45 day closure of Mink Street will occur beginning the first week of April. Approximately 25% of work was completed in 2016, so there will be a lot of work to do this season. This season the contractor will install embankment on the north side of SR 161 for the new ramps and complete concrete pavement, safety items, underground work, and installation of new signals. Cobbs Road access will be maintained at all times it is safe for public to pass through the area until New Albany completes their Innovation Way. ODOT plans to open the new interchange in October 2017.
There will be occasional lane closures on State Route 161 to tie in the entrance and exit ramps and perform some pavement work but at no time with State Route 161 in closed. This year, Mink Street will close under State Route 161 starting October 3rd and remain closed for 45 days. During the closure traffic will be detoured via Worthington Road to Beach Road to Jug Road.
Questions or Comments?
Elli Bartemes, Project Manager
ODOT District 5
9600 Jacksontown Road SE