Traffic Pattern at interCHANGE Project to Impact US 33 Drivers
Signals in place for 20 days
Columbus (September 19, 2016)
– (NEW) Drivers who regularly travel
eastbound on US 33 from places such as Muirfield Village, Plain City and Marysville
may want to allow for extra time for their commute starting this weekend.
night, September 24, two ramps at the I-270/US 33 interchange will close and temporary
traffic signals will be in place for both directions of US 33. The Ohio Department
of Transportation (ODOT) says these traffic impacts are necessary so crews can
continue constructing the new ramp from eastbound US 33 to northbound I-270.
For 20 days, until
October 14, weather permitting, here is how traffic will be maintained at the
eastbound on US 33, you will no longer take that loop ramp on your right to get
to northbound I-270 towards Sawmill Rd. Instead stay LEFT.
There is a new
temporary ramp on your LEFT for I-270 north. One designated left turn lane
turns into two left turn lanes plus a traffic signal. There is also a traffic
signal for thru traffic driving westbound on US 33 towards Marysville. That’s
because the eastbound traffic has to cross over the westbound thru lanes to get
to I-270 north.
There is also a
traffic signal at the end of the ramp from northbound I-270 to eastbound 33.
That will be in place permanently even after this 20-day closure.
Please note if you
are driving westbound out of old Dublin trying to go north on I-270, there will
be no impact. You will use the ramp just past Frantz and Post Roads as you have
Because of the two
traffic signals on US 33, you will not be able to exit from southbound I-270 to
eastbound 33 towards Dublin. That ramp has to close because there will be too
many vehicles on the US 33 eastbound lanes waiting for the traffic signal and
A graphic below
illustrates how traffic will be maintained during this 20 day phase.
Construction on the $71 million project started in March 2015 and is scheduled to be complete in 2017. All ramps and bridges are expected to be open the end of this year.