$293M Upgrade to I-270/Rt23 Interchange in Worthington
- July 19, 2011 4:31 pm at 4:31 pm #87438
I-270/Rt. 23 reconstruction OK’d
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
BY DEAN NARCISO
THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
The jockeying, weaving and lurching of vehicles merging from Rt. 315 onto I-270 create a daily challenge for motorists headed from the Outerbelt onto Rt. 23 in Worthington.
Relief is now fairly certain. The Worthington City Council voted 6-0 last night to approve final plans for its portion of a $293 million reconstruction of the I-270/ Rt. 23 interchange in northern Franklin County.July 19, 2011 4:43 pm at 4:43 pm #452501
It can’t happen soon enough. Merging from 315N onto 270E is a mess. Not only are drivers from 270 trying to get to 23, some drivers from 315 try to by-pass the merging traffic waiting to get onto 270 by driving in the 23 exit lane until the last second. This creates two lanes “merging” onto 270E coupled with traffic trying to get to 23. If used properly many crashes could be avoided, but as many witness everyday in this commuter friendly city, some have difficulty with certain aspects of traffic flow.July 19, 2011 4:59 pm at 4:59 pm #452502
should be a big round-a-bout.July 19, 2011 9:19 pm at 9:19 pm #452503July 19, 2011 9:26 pm at 9:26 pm #452504June 3, 2013 3:54 pm at 3:54 pm #452505
At $224K, aesthetics will cost more than first thought
By CANDY BROOKS
ThisWeek Community News
Friday May 31, 2013 6:33 PM
The Interstate-270/U.S. Route 23 interchange improvements still will have distinctive Worthington aesthetics, but they will come at a higher-than-expected cost. Worthington City Council is expected to approve spending $224,470 on the aesthetics package June 3, when a representative of the Ohio Department of Transportation will be on hand to answer questions about the interchange project, which is set to begin construction in the summer.
READ MORE: http://www.thisweeknews.com/content/stories/worthington/news/2013/05/28/i-270u-s–23-at-224k-aesthetics-will-cost-more-than-first-thought.htmlJuly 22, 2013 5:34 pm at 5:34 pm #452506
Franklin County U.S. Route 23/I-270/SR 315 Interchange – Reconstruct I-270/SR315, U.S. 23 interchange. Total project cost is $94,800,000. Construction date under Jobs and Transportation Plan is 2014, which keeps the project on schedule.
September 11, 2013 2:47 am at 2:47 am #452507
Construction Set To Begin At I-270, U.S. 23 On North Side
Tuesday September 10, 2013 11:32 AM
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Officials from the Ohio Department of Transportation broke ground on Tuesday on a large construction project on the north side. The interchange of Interstate 270 and U.S. Route 23 is the third most congested in central Ohio, according to ODOT.
READ MORE: http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2013/09/10/columbus-270-23-construction-project.htmlSeptember 11, 2013 1:45 pm at 1:45 pm #452508
So if the original plan was $293 million, and now it’s just $72 million…what the heck happened?September 11, 2013 2:33 pm at 2:33 pm #452509
So if the original plan was $293 million, and now it’s just $72 million…what the heck happened?
It is strange, the numbers keep changing. From ODOT sites here:
You can see that part B includes the interchange, trench and everything else to be done on 23 and is projected to cost $67.9 million.September 11, 2013 2:45 pm at 2:45 pm #452510
The more confusing you make the numbers, the less impactful the cost seems to the general public. ;)September 11, 2013 5:05 pm at 5:05 pm #452511
Still confused, are they not doing later phases? Or is the $72 million just phase 1? This makes no sense to me.September 11, 2013 5:16 pm at 5:16 pm #452512
I think the $72 million is Phase 1. Future phases of the north-central outerbelt project include reworking the 270/315 interchange:
EDIT: The total price, I assume, includes phases ODOT lists as completed in the above link.September 12, 2013 2:22 am at 2:22 am #452513
There seems to be plenty of money of highway improvements but little for trainsSeptember 12, 2013 2:23 am at 2:23 am #452514
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