ODOT Advances I-70/SR​ 310
Interchange Project in Licking County

Jacksontown, Ohio (Friday, August 1, 2014) The Ohio Department of Transportation announced today it will invest more money into a project designed to upgrade the bridge and interchange at the junction of Interstate 70 and State Route 310. The additional funds will allow the project to move through the development phase and prevent delays in the proposed schedule.

“This project is vitally important for jobs and communities in this developing area of central Ohio,” said ODOT Director Jerry Wray. “We will continue to work with our local partners to secure the remaining funds needed for construction. We appreciate the hard work of all of our partners including Etna Township trustees, the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission and State Representative Jay Hottinger, who understand that upgrading the 70-310 interchange is very critical to the​ region and must move forward.”

ODOT is committed to the proposed schedule, which calls for plans to file in the fall of 2015. Construction is expected to begin in the spring of 2016 and finish in the fall of 2017.

According to ODOT’s preferred design alternative, the project will:

  • Replace and widen the SR 310 bridge deck over the interstate to accommodate six lanes (two thru-lanes each for northbound and southbound traffic and one turning lane each for northbound and southbound traffic) as well as a walking/bicycling shared-use path
  • Widen the eastbound off-ramp for additional lanes (two left turn and one right turn)
  • Widen SR 310 from Columbus Parkway to north of Dairy Queen Drive
  • Construct a shared-use path from Columbus Expressway to Etna Crest Boulevard (accommodates future pathway extensions)
  • Signalize the intersection of SR 310/Etna Crest Boulevard

​For more information, visit the 70/310 Interchange project page​

or contact Paul Pegher, Public Information Officer, (614) 387-5192