For Immediate Release
November 24, 2014
Two, Four, Six, EIGHT Lanes You’ll Appreciate
I-270 South Side work overnight Tuesday
COLUMBUS – By Wednesday morning, weather permitting, all lanes of Interstate 270 east between I-71 and US Route 23 on the South Side will be open. That means four lanes on I-270 in each direction just in time for Thanksgiving.
Because there are four lanes, traffic coming from US 23 will have its own designated lane as they access I-270. This eliminates motorists weaving and merging with mainline I-270 through traffic.
All four lanes for westbound travel are already open. Weather permitting, the contractor will open all lanes of I-270 east Tuesday night.
In order to open the eastbound lanes, here’s how traffic will be impacted:
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25
At 6:30 p.m., I-270 east will be reduced to one lane between US 23 and I-71.
The following ramps will also close:
· I-71 north and south to I-270 east
Detour: I-71 north or south to I-270 west to US 62 to I-270 east
· US 23 north and south to I-270 east
Detour: US 23 north or south to I-270 west to US 62 to I-270 east
· I-270 east to US 23 north and south
Detour: I-270 east to Alum Creek Drive to I-270 west to US 23 north or south
By 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, I-270 will be four lanes in each direction and all ramps will re-open, including the ramp from US 23 south to I-270 east, which has been closed for a year.
The $26 million project to widen I-270 from two to four lanes started in the Spring of 2013.
Even though all lanes are open, crews will be back in Spring to put the final layer of asphalt down on the lanes and complete the project.
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