Columbus Crossroads Project Gets Underway with Ramp and Lane Closures
Traffic Impacts for the Week of September 26
(Columbus OH) –Motorists will see more orange barrels next week as the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) closes ramps and travel lanes when construction begins on the first Columbus Crossroad project, Interstates 71 and 670.
Here is the new, updated schedule, which could change depending on the weather and construction schedule.
Tuesday September 27
8 p.m. The ramp from 5th Avenue to I-71 south will close until November 2012.
Detour: Leonard Avenue
11 p.m. The ramp from 670 east to Broad Street closes permanently.
Detour: Fourth Street to Goodale Avenue to High to Chestnut to 3rd to Broad.
Alternate detour: I-670 east to Cleveland Avenue.
8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Wednesday: 670 east between SR 315 and Broad will be reduced to one lane for pavement striping.
Wednesday September 28
8 p.m. Two lanes in each direction will be maintained on east Broad between17th Street and Monroe Avenue for pavement striping.
10 p.m. The ramp from 71 south to Spring Street closes. Detour is Broad Street.
8 p.m. to 5 a.m. I-71 south is reduced to one lane between 17th Avenue and Long Street for pavement striping and sign installation.The ramp from 11th Avenue to 71 south will also close for sign installation.
Thursday September 29
8 p.m. – 5 a.m. I-71 south will be reduced to one lane between 17th Avenue and Long Street for pavement striping and sign installation. The ramp from 11th Avenue to 71 south will also close for sign installation.
One lane from 70 east to 71 north will remain closed until Fall of 2013 to allow crews to construct a new drainage system that will separate sewer and storm water to make waterways safer and preserve city drinking water.
During construction, two lanes will be maintained in each direction on I-71 and I-670. Motorists are encouraged to allow extra time for their commute to ensure safe travel through the work zone and seek alternate routes. The $200 million project, which is expected to be completed in three years, will improve safety and reduce congestion by building new bridges and adding lanes to reduce weaving and merging.
Up-to-date traffic and construction information, 24-hours a day, along with information about I-70/I-71 Corridor can be found at www.odot71670.org.
For more information contact: Nancy Burton, at 614-205-3131