For Immediate Release
December 21, 2011
New ramps at Grove City interchange now open
Interchange will accommodate more vehicles
(COLUMBUS) – (NEW) Just in time for today’s evening commute, The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) completed work to open two new ramps at the I-71/SR 665 interchange in Grove City.
Motorists on I-71 south exiting at SR 665 will now 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 a new ramp to access I-71 north. Both directions on SR 665 have designated turn lanes to enter the interstate and will not be sharing lanes with through traffic.
The new ramps allow the interchange to accommodate more vehicles without compromising safety.
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.