ODOT: Traffic Impacted as Pavement Improvements Begin on I-270
Drivers Reminded: “Slow for the Cone Zone”
Columbus (Thursday, July 29, 2010) – Drivers are encouraged to slow down and avoid distractions as crews working for the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) begin road surface improvements on I-270 between Hamilton Road and Broad Street on the far east side of Columbus.
Beginning tonight, traffic on I-270 south will be reduced to one lane from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. The entrance ramp at Hamilton Road to I-270 south will also be closed. During the overnight hours, crews may also close the exit ramp to Hamilton Road from I-270 in order to complete that work.
All lanes and ramps will be open by the Friday morning commute.
Drivers will notice barrels, signs, flashing lights, heavy equipment and law enforcement officers before they enter work zone and throughout the construction area. Crews will also be wearing reflective material and hard hats to remind drivers this is a night time construction zone.
Drivers will be encouraged to slow down and expect delays since there is only one lane for traffic.
The I-270 improvements are part of an $8.3 million investment by ODOT to repair and resurface many sections of I-70, 71 and 270.
ODOT will issue a traffic advisory everyday detailing where crews will be working, weather permitting, so you can KNO B4 U Go.
The lane restrictions and closures will also be posted on www.BuckeyeTraffic.org.