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Next Phase of 70/71 Work to Start, Future Phases Now Funded

Brent Warren Brent Warren Next Phase of 70/71 Work to Start, Future Phases Now Funded

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) held a press event yesterday to mark the start of construction on the latest phase of Columbus Crossroads, the official name of the Interstate 70/71 split project. Also announced was a more certain future for the next three phases of the multipart effort, thanks to the recently-passed state transportation […]

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Grant Avenue Has Reopened Over Highway

Anne Evans Anne Evans Grant Avenue Has Reopened Over Highway

Last week, the Ohio Department of Transportation reopened the bridge on Grant Avenue that crosses I-70 and I-71. Complete with larger sidewalks and decorative fencing, the project took about a year to finish. It also improves access to the expansion of Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Read CU’s ongoing coverage of the 70/71 split fix. Photos and […]

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Redesign of Livingston Avenue in German Village Underway

Brent Warren Brent Warren Redesign of Livingston Avenue in German Village Underway

Bike lanes are coming to a section of East Livingston Avenue in German Village. The new five-foot-wide lanes on both sides of the street will start at Dixon Alley and continue east to Kennedy Drive, where they will connect up with the existing lanes that extend past Parsons Avenue. Preliminary work is now underway on […]

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Renovation of Bellows School Underway Despite I-70/71 Split Plans

Brent Warren Brent Warren Renovation of Bellows School Underway Despite I-70/71 Split Plans

There has been a flurry of good news lately for fans of historic buildings in Columbus, with property owners committing to restoration plans for the St. Clair Hotel, the Broadwin, 16 and 20 East Broad Street, and the Macon Hotel. Preservationists can now add to that list the former Bellows Avenue Elementary in Franklinton, which in […]

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New Grant Avenue Bridge Coming this Summer as 70/71 Work Starts Up Again

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Grant Avenue Bridge Coming this Summer as 70/71 Work Starts Up Again

The Ohio Department of Transportation has announced a new timeline for the next five phases of its multi-year Interstate 70/71 split project. Work will begin this summer on the first phase, which will include improvements to a stretch of Mound Street between High Street and Fourth Street (an extension of the Mound Street Connector that […]

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Next Phase of Interstate 70/71 Construction Delayed Until 2018

Walker Evans Walker Evans Next Phase of Interstate 70/71 Construction Delayed Until 2018

The next phase of the multi-part Interstate 70/71 “Columbus Crossroads” construction project has officially been pushed back another year to 2018, according to officials at the Ohio Department of Transportation. This phase, known as the “Project 2D — East Interchange” includes the highway intersection where I-71 and I-70 meet on the southeast side of Downtown […]

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Mound Street Connector Set to Open, 4th Street Exit From I-70 to Close

Brent Warren Brent Warren Mound Street Connector Set to Open, 4th Street Exit From I-70 to Close

Travelers approaching Columbus from the east on I-70 will have a new way of entering Downtown starting on November 8th. The Mound Street Connector, which includes a large “fly-over” exit ramp that takes cars over Parsons Avenue and I-71, opens for business on the 8th. The current 4th Street exit from I-70 west will close permanently […]

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