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Broad Street Ramps to Close, Future Phase of 70/71 Project Delayed

Brent Warren Brent Warren Broad Street Ramps to Close, Future Phase of 70/71 Project Delayed

Two ramps that connect I-71 to Broad Street Downtown will close permanently on April 9 – the I-71 South exit to Broad Street and the Broad Street onramp to I-71 North. The other two Broad Street ramps are due to close later in the year. All of the closing will be permanent, part of the […]

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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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I-71 Ranked as Most Dangerous Highway in Ohio

Walker Evans Walker Evans I-71 Ranked as Most Dangerous Highway in Ohio

If you’re going to die in a crash on a highway in Ohio, I-71 is the place it’s most likely to happen. According to the latest federal data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Interstate-71 is the most dangerous in our state. The Ohio section of this highway (which continues down to Louisville in Kentucky) sees […]

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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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New I-71 Outlet Mall Exit Ramp Slated to Open in 2020

Walker Evans Walker Evans New I-71 Outlet Mall Exit Ramp Slated to Open in 2020

When the Columbus Tanger Outlets officially opens later this month, you can expect an influx of shopper traffic into the area around the interchange of Interstate 71 and Route 36. To accomodate that traffic increase, work is already underway to expand the highway infrastructure in that area. “In order to build the outlet mall, the […]

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Long Street Bridge Demolition Almost Complete

Brent Warren Brent Warren Long Street Bridge Demolition Almost Complete

Demolition of the Long Street bridge over I-71 should be completed by the end of the week, according to ODOT. The demo work started in April of last year, when half of the bridge was taken down and work began on construction of the new bridge. That new section is now open for traffic, allowing […]

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Is Columbus Ready for Two New Outlet Malls?

Walker Evans Walker Evans Is Columbus Ready for Two New Outlet Malls?

During the height of the 2012 shopping season you may have noticed a pair of announcements about two (yes, two) new large scale outlet mall developments planned at the interchange where Interstate 71 meets State Routes 36 and 37 (the Delaware/Sunbury exit in Delaware County). While the Columbus Underground Messageboard has already been buzzing with […]

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