For Immediate Release
December 19, 2011
More than Halfway There at Grove City Interchange
Ramp openings signal progress
(COLUMBUS) – (NEW) It’s not often that the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) can use increase capacity and major highway construction in the same sentence. Usually ODOT strives for less traffic volume especially during an interstate construction project.
But work has progressed so far on the I-71/SR 665 project in Grove City that part of the interchange will be able to accommodate more vehicles without compromising safety.
Beginning tomorrow, weather permitting, ODOT will open new ramps and motorists will notice new traffic signals to guide them safely through the interchange.
Just after the morning commute, motorists on I-71 south exiting at SR 665 will use the new ramp and traffic signals that split SR 665 traffic so westbound and eastbound drivers are not waiting at the same traffic signal.
SR 665 drivers will also use newly installed traffic signals and a new ramp to access I-71 north. Both directions on SR 665 will have designated turn lanes to enter the interstate and will not be sharing lanes with through traffic.
Construction began last year on the $22 million dollar project that will create a single point urban interchange at I-71/SR 665 similar to the I-270 and Sawmill Road interchange. The project is expected to be completed next summer.
For up-to-date traffic information, construction information and road conditions, 24-hours a day, visit www.BuckeyeTraffic.org.