For Immediate Release
October 28, 2014
More Travel Lanes Now Open on North Side Fix Project
Another milestone reached
COLUMBUS – (NEW) Another milestone was reached on the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) North Side Fix Project today when additional travel lanes were opened on US 23 just north of the I-270 interchange.
What that means for motorists is three lanes in both directions on US 23 between Old Lazelle Road and Northwoods Blvd. South. The sidewalk is complete on the west side, but still needs to be installed on the east side, weather permitting.
Crews also have to install 64 loop detectors in the pavement which will activate the new traffic signals. Installing those detectors is expected to take the next two weeks.
Once construction is complete on the I-270/US 23 North Side Fix Project in 2015, there will be at least three lanes in each direction from the interchange to Lazelle Road.
The I-270/US 23 Interchange is a three year project that will improve safety and enhance capacity by reconfiguring the ramps and adding turn lanes in both directions on US 23. Two northbound express lanes on US 23 will be constructed in a “trench” under the surface roads. The trench is expected to open for traffic late next year.
The $75 million project is scheduled to be complete in 2016.
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