For Immediate Release
January 8, 2013
 
West Side Project Hits Milestone
Half  Way There
 
COLUMBUS – (NEW) The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) says the reconstruction of Interstate 270 on the west side is 50% complete. Construction began last year on the $80 million dollar project.
 
During the first year and a half, the contractor completed work on seven miles of I-270 south between Roberts Road and US 62. This year crews are working on the northbound lanes.
 
The three year project will reconstruct every lane of I-270 to the sub-surface and widen shoulders on 11 bridges. The ramps at I-70, Broad Street and Georgesville Road will also be reconstructed. During construction,  between two and three lanes of travel are being maintained in each direction.
 
So far crews have removed more than 300 thousand square yards of old pavement. That amount is roughly the same as 50 football fields. Much of the old concrete will be recycled. Around that same amount of new concrete has been installed so far on the southbound lanes.
 
The number of employees on the job, which includes subcontractors, was just over a hundred during peak construction. Crews also worked double shifts and weekends.
 
So far, more than two million pounds of reinforced steel has been used for new bridge decks and approaches.
 
To date, the contractor has been paid just over $40 million dollars. The I-270 project is expected to be complete Fall of next year.
 
 
For up-to-date traffic information, construction information and road conditions, 24-hours a day, visit www.BuckeyeTraffic.org.
 
 
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