For Immediate Release
June 7, 2016
Temporary New Traffic Pattern at Downtown Intersection
Storm Sewer Work at Short and Liberty Streets Starts Monday
COLUMBUS – Installation of a mega storm sewer line in downtown Columbus means a new traffic pattern for drivers on Liberty and Short Streets.
To connect the new storm sewer with the existing storm sewer, the contractor must install a 15-foot-wide box at the intersection of Short Street and Liberty Street. In order for this to happen, ODOT will divert traffic around the work for up to a month.
While this intersection work occurs, Short Street will temporarily re-open to two-way traffic. To take the detour around the work, drivers will take Short Street southbound to a temporary roadway to the alley next to the Columbus Brewing Company to Short Street. Coming from the alley, traffic can take the temporary roadway to northbound Short Street.
Traffic on Short Street south of Liberty Street can turn right to access Liberty Street eastbound.
Access to Lang Stone will temporarily be from Sycamore Street to Short Street. Sycamore Street will not be open to thru traffic on Short Street, only local access to Lang Stone.
The map below highlights the routes that are open.
This new traffic pattern is expected to take effect Monday, June 13 and be in place for a month, weather permitting.
The $3 million project will install a mega storm sewer line in preparation for future phases of the I-70/71 project. Installing it now is more efficient than installing it in pieces as the projects progress.
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