For Immediate Release
October 4, 2016
New Traffic Pattern for
Interstate 71 South Starts Saturday
at Stringtown Road Take Notice
(COLUMBUS) – (NEW) Driving on a
new roadway won’t be the only change for motorists on southbound Interstate 71
this weekend. If you take the exit from Stringtown Road to I-71 south, you will
be on a new, temporary ramp. A concrete barrier will separate drivers on the
ramp from the work zone and thru traffic before they merge with mainline
Interstate 71 south.
temporary traffic configuration at the ramp will be in place for about a month.
(A graphic illustration of how the ramp will be configured is below.)
on I-71 north between SR 665 and Stringtown Road has already been switched onto
new pavement. When traffic on southbound I-71 is switched, crews will then
begin work on the other half of the roadway.
project, which began last year, is widening both directions of Interstate 71
between SR 665 and Stringtown Rd. and is expected to be complete in 2017.
how traffic will be impacted, weather permitting:
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7
Interstate 71 SOUTH (ONLY)
8 P.M. – I-71 south will be reduced
to one lane between I-270 and SR 665.
9 P.M. – The ramp from SR 665 east and west to I-71 south will close.
The detour for SR 665 west is US 62 to I-71 south. The detour for SR 665 east
is I-71 north to I-270 west to I-71 south.
9:30 P.M. – The following ramps will close:
Detour: WB Stringtown Road will take US 62 south to I-71 south. EB Stringtown
Road will take I-71 north to I-270 west to I-71 south.
east to I-71 south
Detour: I-270 east to I-71 north to I-270 west to I-71 south (three loop ramps)
10 P.M. – The ramps from I-71 south to Stringtown Road and
SR 665 will close. The detour is I-71 south to US 62 to I-71 north to
Stringtown Road or SR 665.
OCTOBER 8 - ALL EXITS AND LANES OF I-71 SOUTH OPEN
all ramps and lanes reopen Saturday afternoon, drivers coming from Stringtown
Road onto I-71 south will be on the ramp for a mile before merging with the
southbound thru lanes.
using the ramp from Stringtown Road to I-71 south, concrete barrier wall will
be on the left until the ramp traffic merges onto the highway south of White
Road. The graphic below illustrates the change.
more information on these ODOT projects
and others including closure days and times, please visit, http://www.dot.state.oh.us/districts/d06/Pages/Home.aspx and click ‘Daily Impacts to Traffic’ half way down
the page on the left hand side.
to slow down or move over all roadside workers. It’s the law here in Ohio.
For up-to-date traffic information, construction information and road
conditions, 24-hours a day, visit www.Ohgo.com
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The environmental review, consultation, and other
actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are
being, or have been, carried-out by ODOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a
Memorandum of Understanding dated December 11, 2015, and executed by FHWA and ODOT.