Columbus CrossroadsI-70/I-71 South Innerbelt Corridor StudyGoals & Objectives
These goals and objectives were created through public input and are used to develop criteria to evaluate and select various concepts for further study. Please note the following goals are not necessarily listed in order of their significance.
Goal I: Operational Efficiency
Design facilities to meet or exceed design standards
Reduce or eliminate weaving maneuvers
Minimize impacts of freeway maintenance activities
Integrate the freeway and the arterial street system for ease of use and compatibility with the community
Consider cost effectiveness
Coordinate with other transportation studies underway and planned infrastructure improvements (i.e. Spring Sandusky project)
Goal II: Mobility
Mobility relates to the ease or difficulty of trips through the transportation facility and considers not only service levels but other travel modes or methods of reducing congestion.
Reduce congestion and improve the operation of the South Innerbelt
Consider public transit opportunities, and other methods of improving mobility such as Transportation System Management (TSM) and Transportation Demand Management (TDM) opportunities
Enhance freight/goods movement within and through the Corridor
Goal III: Accessibility
Accessibility relates to the ability of a user to access jobs, services, goods or other parts of the transportation system.
Improve access to downtown from the Innerbelt
Improve the gateways to downtown
Develop a ramp system that provides efficient traffic flow on the freeway while maintaining the integrity of local neighborhoods
Provide easy access to area health facilities
Goal IV: Safety
Safety issues relate to the avoidance of bodily harm or property damage while using the transportation facility.
Reduce accident rates and accident severity
Reduce truck/car conflict
Provide ITS signage as needed within/around the Innerbelt Corridor for directional guidance
Provide for safety of police and emergency medical services vehicles
Goal V: Environmental and Community Issues
This goal considers the impact of the transportation facility on the environment. It also includes consideration of community plans and concerns as they relate to the transportation facility.
Coordinate with community and economic development plans and projects
Plan for aesthetics in the freeway design
Sensitivity to impacts to residential or institutional structures
Address air and noise impacts
Protect and enhance the natural environment
Adhere to Federal requirements in regards to Environmental Justice in minority populations and low income populations
Protect historic resources
Goal VI: Constructibility
Constructibility relates to the ability to minimize disruption during construction with rational phasing and sequencing of projects.
Minimize community and business disruption
Assure cost effective implementation during construction sequencing
Maintain access and current levels of service during construction
Provide for safe and adequate alternate routes and modes of transportation
Develop clear criteria for the selection of alternatives routes
Goal VI: Cost Effectiveness
Cost effectiveness relates to the ability to maximize user and community benefits with infrastructure costs and planning for financial options for all proposed improvements.
Maximize returns/benefits for capital and operating costs
Leverage federal, state and local funds to meet capital needs
Maximize opportunities for private investment
Use life-cycle costing to fully account for long-term maintenance and future replacement costs