E.T. Paul & Carabar to be sacrificed for 70/71 Split
NBC4i.com wrote Historic Business To Be Removed For Downtown Split
Wednesday, Aug 13, 2008
By Denise Yost
The Interstate 70-Interstate 71 split is one of the most dangerous roadways in Central Ohio. A $1.4 billion road project aims at decreasing crashes in the area, but some area residents said the construction could hurt businesses and the economy in their communities.
The construction to the split is expected to begin in 2010, and for Mike Moore, his concerns aren’t for the inconvenience caused by the project. It’s about the history of his neighborhood. Moore is talking about the ET Paul Tire dealership that has been in business since 1895.
As it stands now, ODOT said it will use the area to build an urban avenue, meaning ET Paul and the bar next door will be removed. But, ODOT officials said they are willing to listen to residents, but they still have to deal with a highway that is one of the most congested and dangerous in Ohio.