I-270/U.S. 23/SR 315 Interchanges
In 2015, ODOT began work to reconfigure the Interstate 270/U.S. Route 23/State Route 315 interchanges.
Here's what you'll see:
New ramp for U.S. 23 south to SR 315ODOT will build a new ramp from U.S. 23 south to SR 315. This will be separate from the U.S. 23 south to I-270 west ramp. ODOT will also build two bridges for traffic coming from U.S. 23 north and south going to I-270 west that will go over the ramp to SR 315.
New Lane for I-270 East to U.S. 23
ODOT will build an additional lane on I-270 east that starts just west of Linworth Rd. This new lane will be a bridge over top of the SR 315 ramp and will be the designated exit lane for I-270 east traffic to access U.S. 23.
New Ramp from SR 315 south to I-270 east and U.S. 23ODOT will eliminate the "loop ramp" from SR 315 south to I-270 east and build a new "flyover ramp." There will also be a new bridge built for SR 315 north traffic that wants to go to I-270 east and U.S. 23. The new ramp from SR 315 north and south will be two lanes – one for traffic exiting at U.S. 23 and one for traffic staying on I-270 east. The combination of these new travel lanes means there will be less weaving and merging or "jockeying" for the same piece of pavement.
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Additional lane of SR 315 north from SR 161 to I-270
Reconstruct part of the Olentangy TrailAbout 1,000 feet of the Olentangy Trail will be reconstructed underneath the new interstate ramps at I-270 and SR 315. It is not safe for cyclists and pedestrians to use the trail during heavy highway construction. That's because heavy equipment will be stored on the trail to allow crews to build the bridge and piers that support the new ramp. As a result, a portion of the trail will be closed for 15 months.