Interstate 70/71 Construction Downtown - News & Discussion
October 24, 2013 5:40 pm at 5:40 pm #386685
Cleveland Rocks! And Wait Till You See Its New Ramp!
Actually, Cleveland Avenue is getting pretty smooth near the Columbus State Community College campus these days, with new paving and improved lighting going in to improve the streetscape. But one of the biggest improvements is close to opening up.
The new and much-anticipated Cleveland Avenue entrance ramp to I-670 east, I-71 north and I-71 south is getting some finishing touches and is scheduled to open in November. It will be a great improvement over the old ramp and a new way home for downtown commuters as well as students at CSCC and nearby CCAD.
Here is how the new ramp will look when you enter from Cleveland Ave.
And this aerial view shows where the ramp will take you.
Puttin’ Down the Pavement!
Paving work is just about done for the year on the Columbus Crossroads. So far, about 134,000 tons of asphalt have been laid down on new traffic lanes. If put down in a straight line, it would amount to about 8.75 miles of a 2-lane interstate highway.
Get the 4-1-1 on Traffic!
Watch Facebook, Twitter and the I-71/670 website for updates.October 28, 2013 2:20 am at 2:20 am #386686November 7, 2013 4:54 pm at 4:54 pm #386687
Milestone Reached On I-71/670 Columbus Crossroads Project
Thursday November 7, 2013 7:25 AM
COLUMBUS, Ohio – ODOT says they will reach a major milestone on the I-71/670 Columbus Crossroads Project by Monday, November 11th. All southbound highway movements will be open. ODOT says many of these ramps have been closed or completely rebuilt over the last two years.
READ MORE: http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2013/11/07/columbus-new-crossroads-openings.htmlNovember 18, 2013 4:59 pm at 4:59 pm #386688
Columbus Commuters Take Advantage of New I-71 Tunnel
Updated: Monday, November 18 2013, 08:32 AM EST
COLUMBUS (Ken Hines) — A “major milestone” was reached in the Columbus Crossroads project on Sunday, when ODOT crews finished work on I-71 in the Downtown area. At approximately 2 a.m., Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) employees completed work on a new tunnel that allows I-71 Northbound traffic to move to I-670. “This weekend marks a major milestone for the I-71/670 construction project, in that all ramps and lanes on [the] highway portion of this project are now open after 2 years of construction,” ODOT Spokesperson Nancy Burton said.
READ MORE: http://www.abc6onyourside.com/shared/news/features/top-stories/stories/wsyx_columbus-commuters-take-advantage-new-i71-tunnel-27508.shtml#.UopHWaU9ndEFebruary 10, 2014 1:56 pm at 1:56 pm #386689
18th Street Bridge to Come Down as 70/71 Split Work Continues
Development| Published on February 10, 2014 8:00 am
By: Brent Warren
Work is set to begin soon on the demolition and replacement of the 18th Street Bridge near Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Starting February 10th, the bridge will be open for southbound traffic only – northbound traffic will be directed to Livingston Avenue and then over to Parsons Avenue.
READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/18th-street-bridge-to-come-down-as-7071-split-work-continues-bw1February 24, 2014 4:39 pm at 4:39 pm #386690
Took a bunch of new photos of the construction around Spring & Long over the weekend.March 22, 2014 8:10 am at 8:10 am #985621
Long and Spring Street Bridges to be Completed this Summer
March 22, 2014 8:00am – Brent Warren
New renderings presented at a recent public meeting give a better idea of what the Long and Spring Street bridges will look like when they are completed, which the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) says will be this summer. The project began in September 2011.
READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/long-and-spring-street-bridges-to-be-completed-this-summer-bw1March 23, 2014 8:08 am at 8:08 am #989280
Caps Planned for High and Third Street Bridges South of Downtown
March 23, 2014 8:00 am – Brent Warren
A key design feature has been added to the new High and Third Street Bridges that will eventually span I-70 south of Downtown as part of the I-70/71 split project. The new bridges will feature caps that will have the capacity to hold buildings, just like the I-670 cap that connects the Short North to Downtown. The caps would be built initially as “green caps” with park-like features, unless a private developer steps up with a plan to build on them.
READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/caps-planned-for-high-and-third-street-bridges-south-of-downtown-bw1March 23, 2014 8:59 am at 8:59 am #989364
I’m glad to see caps, but it would be amazing if they span the open gap between High and 3rd with a park, just like Klyde Park in Dallas. They missed the opportunity with Long and Spring, but if they span the gap, that still leaves the option to have retail and an incredible park that connects to the 2 halves.March 23, 2014 10:15 am at 10:15 am #989522
Looks goodMarch 23, 2014 2:32 pm at 2:32 pm #989986
New construction photos from this weekend, HERE:March 23, 2014 8:10 pm at 8:10 pm #990625
since any developer of the caps will not pay any property taxes( no taxes on air rights) can we expected that the potential developer will pay for the caps?March 24, 2014 11:07 am at 11:07 am #991676
ODOT Unveils New Street and Bridge Designs, Changes to 70/71 Split Plans
March 24, 2014 8:00 am – Brent Warren
The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and their partners provided a wealth of information about the Interstate 70-71 split project to attendees of a March 19th public meeting. New designs were unveiled showing caps on the South High and South Third Street Bridges, and new renderings gave a better idea of what the Long and Spring Street bridges will look like when they are completed this summer.
READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/odot-unveils-new-street-and-bridge-designs-changes-to-7071-split-plans-bw1March 24, 2014 4:30 pm at 4:30 pm #992105
If there was a cap between High and 3rd, wouldn’t it be awfully close to being considered a tunnel and require ventilation or would the suggested thing to do is do the same as the I-670 cap and leave “holes” to let air out?March 24, 2014 8:09 pm at 8:09 pm #992353
If there was a cap between High and 3rd, wouldn’t it be awfully close to being considered a tunnel and require ventilation or would the suggested thing to do is do the same as the I-670 cap and leave “holes” to let air out?
yes, that was discussed when they did the cap, the neighbors wanted more cap space but ODOT balked, said it would be a tunnel and need ventiliation. btw has anyone noticed the crumbling concrete on the cap across from the Greek church?
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