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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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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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Chicago Studies the Innovative I-670 Highway Cap in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Chicago Studies the Innovative I-670 Highway Cap in Columbus

A new blog post on the Chicago Tribune website reveals that transit planning experts in the Windy City are closely studying our I-670 Cap in the Short North to learn some best practices for their own projects. The I-670 cap was developed to help bridge the gap on High Street between Downtown and The Short […]

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70/71 Split Fix Met With Community Contempt

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Ohio Department of Transportation held a Stakeholder Meeting Announcement last night at the Lincoln Theatre to provide an update on the I-70/71 “Split Fix” Project. Most of the major components of the project remained unchanged from announcements that took place in January, but some new details were provided regarding the I-670-style design of the […]

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ODOT Splits the 70/71 Split Project In Half

Walker Evans Walker Evans

According to a Dispatch article this morning, ODOT has approved plans to divide the 70/71 Split project into two parts. The first being the eastern leg of 71 through Downtown running between I-670 and I-70, with a $512 million price tag. The second leg is the actual split running through the south end of Downtown […]

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CU Podcast Episode #08: Coffee with David Meleca

Walker Evans Walker Evans

In this week’s podcast we meet up with David Meleca, the President of Meleca Architecture, who was the firm responsible for the design of the I-670 cap project over High Street. David talks about the history of the project, as well as what the future could hold with additional highway caps in the upcoming 70/71 […]

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