The project at the I-270/Roberts Road interchange aims to improve safety and reduce congestion at the interchange. Over the past couple of years, ODOT evaluated several alternatives for improving the interchange.
ODOT’s Highway Safety Programs (HSP) focus on freeway and non-freeway, high congested locations. Each year, the department prioritizes these locations for improvements using available funding.
Hot Spot Locations are two-mile segments of the freeway or non-freeway locations with more than 250 crashes over three years. Roberts Road is currently identified as a Hot Spot Location. The bridges on Roberts Road over I-270 also need improvements including new bridge decks and more clearance in order to meet Federal Highway standards.
Initially, there were four proposed alternatives (listed below). ODOT held a public meeting on November 16, 2010 to present the four proposals to the public. The handout from that meeting is here and the powerpoint presented is here.
Based on the comments from the meeting and further evaluation, the Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) was selected because it's projected to eliminate all the congestion at the interchange. All comments received were also in favor of the DDI.
Maintenance of Traffic
ODOT will close both bridges on Roberts Road simultaneously, which cuts the construction time in half and saves $1.1 million. All ramps will remain open.
I-270 north to Roberts Road westbound traffic will be detoured. The detour is I-270 north to Cemetery Road to I-270 south to Roberts Road westbound. Click here for a map of the detour.
I-270 south to Roberts Road eastbound traffic will also be detoured along with Roberts Road eastbound and westbound traffic across the bridge. The detour is Westbelt to Trabue to Wilson or reverse. Click here for a map.
Sale date: 4/11/13
Award date: 4/22/13
Begin construction: May 2013
Bridges Closed/Detours in Effect: 07/29/13
Interchange Open to Traffic: 10/21/13
End Construction: 05/31/14
Questions about the project
Brenton Bogard, E.I.
ODOT District 6
400 East William Street
Delaware, OH 43015