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Mound Street Connector Project - I-70/71 Split Fix

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  • #539743

    Graybeak
    Participant

    Mike Hansen said:
    This is this first time for me to look at this project and it looks crazy. Columbus has enough highways, ramps and multi-lane streets slicing and dicing it up, why more. If the rest of this project is any thing like this, I hope it can be stopped.

    Actually, from the way I understand it, this project is eliminating most of the ramps and slicing up. There will be pretty much one ramp off the highway in each direction to get to downtown.

    If I am wrong, I am sure someone will correct me.

    #539744

    susank
    Member

    Graybeak said:
    Actually, from the way I understand it, this project is eliminating most of the ramps and slicing up. There will be pretty much one ramp off the highway in each direction to get to downtown.

    Except for not capping the bridges the fix and additions are how they they should have done it originally imho. It makes sense but it sure costs a ton of money.

    #539745

    columbusmike
    Participant

    Most cities in the world function just fine without highways cutting up their downtowns…

    #539746

    Graybeak
    Participant

    Yay for them!

    #539747

    MHJ
    Participant

    columbusmike said:
    Most cities in the world function just fine without highways cutting up their downtowns…

    So let me get this straight: you’d like to completely get rid of I-70 and I-71 going through Columbus?

    #539748

    MHJ
    Participant

    This conversation is so weird. As Graybeak noted,

    Graybeak said:
    Actually, from the way I understand it, this project is eliminating most of the ramps and slicing up. There will be pretty much one ramp off the highway in each direction to get to downtown.

    This project actually reduces all the carving up of downtown with on- and off-ramps. I mean, I suppose engineers could’ve turned 70 and 71 in beautiful tree-lined 8-laned boulevards through downtown, but I mean….where has that been done anywhere in the US? Especially with a massive highway interchange? People are just being reflexive and weird.

    Yes, Columbus needs more transit options. How many of you are part of Transit Columbus? Have worked to lobby your state legislators, Congressional reps, and other officials? How many of you even understand the process for the funding of transit projects? As Ann Landers used to say, kwitcherbitchin.

    #539749
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Via Email:

    The Main Street ramp will be closing temporarily on August 12th, for 2 months so it can be rebuilt as part of the Mound Street Connector Project. Attached is a map ODOT created to help you through this temporary closure. Please feel free to share! Don’t hesitate to contact ODOT’s Public Information Office with any questions or concerns.

    #539750
    hugh59
    hugh59
    Participant

    Based on my failed effort to get onto 71 North yesterday and the map above, it appears that the Fulton St entrance and Main St entrance onto 71 North are closed as is the Main St entrance onto 70 West. This is going to make getting onto 71 North or 70 West very difficult for those of us living in OTE.

    I guess we could call this project CoNoGo.

    #539751
    hugh59
    hugh59
    Participant

    Mae tells me that the Miller Avenue entrance onto 70W is now closed too. WTF? There is a process called “staggering” where you avoid doing too much road work in the same area at the same time. OTE is truly screwed now when it comes to trying to get on the freeway. Add in the pending removal of street signal lights and I am starting to wish that we had moved to suburbia.

    #539752
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    hugh59 said:
    Add in the pending removal of street signal lights and I am starting to wish that we had moved to suburbia.

    Where you’re likely to have to drive 2-3 miles to get to the highway onramp?

    The closures are certainly annoying, but only temporary.

    #539753
    Not that Tom
    Not that Tom
    Participant

    hugh59 said:
    Mae tells me that the Miller Avenue entrance onto 70W is now closed too. WTF? There is a process called “staggering” where you avoid doing too much road work in the same area at the same time. OTE is truly screwed now when it comes to trying to get on the freeway. Add in the pending removal of street signal lights and I am starting to wish that we had moved to suburbia.

    Yeah, as an OTE resident myself, I agree. Not that I’d actually move to suburbia, but it takes away from living near the freeways / central Columbus.

    Combine that with the 71N entrance from Broad being closed, along with the 71N entrance from Main closed at night, and it is becoming quite cumbersome to get on the 70 and 71, even though we live right next to it.

    Walker — 2 months is a long temporary. My third marriage didn’t make it that far.

    From OTE, we now basically have to drive into downtown, get on 670E from 4th, and then get on 71N. Blarggh

    #539754

    MHJ
    Participant

    Not that Tom said:
    Yeah, as an OTE resident myself, I agree. Not that I’d actually move to suburbia, but it takes away from living near the freeways / central Columbus.

    Combine that with the 71N entrance from Broad being closed, along with the 71N entrance from Main closed at night, and it is becoming quite cumbersome to get on the 70 and 71, even though we live right next to it.

    Walker — 2 months is a long temporary. My third marriage didn’t make it that far.

    From OTE, we now basically have to drive into downtown, get on 670E from 4th, and then get on 71N. Blarggh

    Can’t you just get onto 70 both eastbound and westbound at Alum Creek Drive if you live in OTE? That’s really not that far to drive unless you live west of 18th…and if you live west of 18th, going downtown isn’t that far.

    #539755
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    MHJ said:
    Can’t you just get onto 70 both eastbound and westbound at Alum Creek Drive if you live in OTE? That’s really not that far to drive unless you live west of 18th…and if you live west of 18th, going downtown isn’t that far.

    As a resident of the Near East Side, the inconveniences are pretty minor IMHO. Driving an extra mile is incredibly easy, and adds 60 seconds to your trip. Not a big deal.

    #539756

    News
    Participant

    #539757

    Mike Hansen
    Participant

    Nice video. Can someone confirm that the red line on the map at the beginning of video will come down once the Mound street exit is operational.

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