For Immediate Release
October 1, 2015
New Cleveland Avenue Bridge over I-270 Opens Tomorrow
Northeast Side improvements in progress
COLUMBUS – For drivers on the northeast side, tomorrow morning means relief after months of construction on Cleveland Avenue at Interstate 270. Weather permitting, all six lanes of the Cleveland Avenue bridge over I-270 will be open by 5 a.m.
In order for that to happen, there will be overnight lane restrictions on I-270 and Cleveland Avenue to complete pavement striping and shift traffic into its final configuration.
Along with the I-270/Cleveland Avenue interchange project, there’s a second ODOT project in the area on I-270 between I-71 and Dempsey Road. This resurfacing work is ongoing with nightly ramp closures at I-71, Cleveland Avenue and SR 3.
Here’s the schedule of upcoming work tonight and this weekend.
Thursday, October 1 - Friday, October 2 (NEW) Bridge Work
8PM: I-270 east will be reduced to three lanes between I-71 and Cleveland Avenue.
9 PM: I-270 east will be reduced to two lanes.
10 PM: I-270 east will be reduced to one lane and the ramp from I-71 north to I-270 east will close. The detour is I-71 north to Polaris Parkway to I-71 south to I-270 east.
All lanes and ramps will open by 5 AM.
Thursday, October 1 (NEW) Resurfacing Work
7 PM: The entrance ramps from Cleveland Avenue north and south to I-270 east will close.
Cleveland Avenue southbound detour: Left on SR 161, left on SR 3 to I-270 east.
Cleveland Avenue northbound detour: I-270 west to I71 south to SR 161 to I-71 north to I-270 east.
7 AM Friday: The ramps will reopen.
Friday, October 2 (NEW) Resurfacing Work
7 PM: The following ramps will close.
· I-270 east to SR 3
The detour is I-270 east to SR 161 west to SR 3.
· SR 3 to I-270 east
The SR 3 north detour is I-270 west to Cleveland Avenue to I-270 east.
The SR 3 south detour is SR 3 to SR 161 east to I-270 east.
5 AM Saturday: The ramps will reopen.
Saturday, October 3 – Monday, October 5 (NEW) Weekend Ramp Work
5 AM Saturday: The ramp from I-270 east to Cleveland Avenue will close all weekend. The detour is I-270 east to SR 3 to I-270 west to Cleveland Avenue.
5 AM Monday: The ramp will reopen.
Work began in June of last year on the $8.7 million project to replace the Cleveland Avenue bridge over I-270 and reconfigure ramps at the interchange.
Resurfacing work on I-270 between I-71 and Dempsey Road began in August and is expected to be complete next summer.
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