I-270 and US 33 Interchange Improvement
9/21/2016
New Traffic Pattern at interCHANGE Project to Impact US 33 Drivers

Temporary Traffic 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.

Beginning Saturday 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 interchange.

If driving 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 always done.

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 traveling through.

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.

 

 

For up-to-date traffic information, construction information and road conditions, 24-hours a day, visit www.OHGO.com.

 

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