For Immediate Release
July 19, 2012
I-270 south traffic on new pavement this weekend
Traffic switch signals progress on Southwest Side project
This weekend’s travel will be a smoother ride for drivers on I-270 south between Roberts Road and Broad Street.
The number of lanes will stay the same, but the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will switch southbound traffic to new pavement this weekend. This is the first new concrete on the project since construction began in October last year.
Here’s what you need to know about the switch:
· Allows crews to rebuild the outside lanes of I-270 south between Roberts and Broad
· Southbound contraflow lane is still an “express lane”
· No changes south of Broad Street
· I-270 north will not be affected
In order to make the traffic switch on I-270 south, there are a few restrictions overnight Friday.
FRIDAY, JULY 20
9 p.m., the ramp from Roberts Road to I-270 south will close and I-270 south will be reduced to one lane between Cemetery Road and I-70. The Roberts Road detour is I-270 north to Cemetery to I-270 south.
Just south of Roberts Road, there will be a temporary exit to the left for I-270 south. All other traffic will be forced to I-70.
I-270 traffic wishing to exit at Broad Street should use the temporary exit to the left, take I-270 south, past Broad Street, exit at Georgesville Road and re-enter I-270 north to Broad Street.
11 p.m., the ramps from I-270 south to Broad Street east and west will close. I-70 traffic wishing to get to Broad Street should take I-270 south to Georgesville Road and re-enter at I-270 north to Broad Street.
SATURDAY, JULY 21
9 a.m., the Broad Street ramps will reopen.
12 p.m., the Roberts Road ramps will reopen and all lanes of I-270 south will reopen in the new configuration.
All work is weather dependent and can be cancelled or postponed. We will do our best to provide notification should this occur.
For up-to-date traffic information, construction information and road conditions, 24-hours a day, visit www.BuckeyeTraffic.org.