Weekend Work will Impact East Side Traffic
Read the signs and pick your lane
Friday night kicks off
another weekend of extensive concrete repairs on I-270 north between I-670 and
SR 161, weather permitting. For drivers who are heading to Easton, Westerville
or New Albany, ODOT advises drivers to read the signs and pick your lane early
to get through the work zone safely.
Last month, ODOT
observed many drivers darting left at the last minute. This video features some of that traffic camera footage
and shows drivers what NOT to do.
Since two lanes of
I-270 north will be closed, drivers will want to stay right. The Morse
Road exit will not take you through to I-270 north. That lane is an exit only
lane for Morse Road. To continue on I-270 north, drivers will need to use the
two right lanes.
Below is a graphic that
reflects exactly what the driver will see as they approach the work zone.
FRIDAY, JUNE 16 - MONDAY, JUNE 19
- 8 PM: I-270 north thru lanes will close north of Hamilton
Road. Prior to Easton, northbound traffic must stay right of the concrete
- 8 PM: The ramp from US 62 west to I-270 north will close.
Detour: US 62 west to I-270 south to SR 317 (Hamilton Road) to I-270 north
- 8 PM: The ramp from SR 161 east to I-270 north will close.
Detour: SR 161 east to Sunbury Road to SR 161 west to I-270 north
- 5 AM Monday: All lanes and ramps will reopen.
SATURDAY, JUNE 17(NEW)
- 9 PM: The ramp from I-270 north to Morse Road will close.
Detour: I-270 north to SR 3 to I-270 south to Morse Road.
- 8 AM: The exit ramp to Morse Road will be open.
NOTE: The entrance ramp from Morse Road to I-270 will remain open.
These concrete repairs
are part of a $14 million project that is widening the I-670/270 interchange as
well as raising the Goshen Bridge over I-270. The entire project is expected to
be complete this fall.
The environmental review, consultation and other actions required by
applicable Federal environmental laws for these projects 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.