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Interstates 70 and 71 merge and unmerge in Downtown Columbus in what is commonly referred to as “The Split”. In 2011, the Ohio Department of Transportation began work on a multi-phase multi-billion-dollar project that aims to relieve traffic congestion through this dangerous stretch of highway. Additionally, the project will demolish and rebuild over a dozen Downtown street-level bridges and add new pedestrian-friendly amenities to help reconnect Downtown to the neighborhoods located on opposite sides of the highways.

More information on the project can be found at http://dot.state.oh.us.

18th Street Bridge to Come Down as 70/71 Split Work Continues

Brent Warren Brent Warren 18th Street Bridge to Come Down as 70/71 Split Work Continues

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. The work is part of the $28 million […]


Design Digest: MKSK

Brent Warren Brent Warren Design Digest: MKSK

Local firm MKSK has played a key role in some of the most transformational projects in downtown Columbus – from the Arena District, to the Scioto Mile and Audubon Metro Park, to the Downtown Strategic Plan. Principal Chris Hermann was kind enough to share with us some fascinating back story on these projects, as well […]


Downtown Leaders See Opportunity in Southeast Gateway

Brent Warren Brent Warren Downtown Leaders See Opportunity in Southeast Gateway

Big changes are coming soon to the southeast quadrant of Downtown – work is happening now on the Mound Street Connector project, and 2014 will see the start of the next phase of the massive 70/71 split project. When it’s all said and done, Fulton Avenue could see an additional 10,000 cars daily as it […]


Work Begins on Mound Street Connector, Next Phase of 70/71 Split

Brent Warren Brent Warren Work Begins on Mound Street Connector, Next Phase of 70/71 Split

Construction began this past weekend on the Mound Street Connector, the latest phase in the multi-year Interstate 70-71 split project. According to ODOT, parts of I-70 west from the Miller-Kelton exit to 4th Street were closed overnight from Sunday through Thursday while crews install signs and concrete barriers along that stretch of the intersection, although the lanes […]


Construction Roundup — June 2012

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup — June 2012

Construction continues throughout the summer all throughout Columbus. We have photo updates below on construction projects including Grandview Yard, the Wonder Bread Lofts, the Wood Companies Apartments, the Born Brewery Apartments, the Tribeca Edwards Communities development on Third Avenue, ongoing construction in the Arena District, continued redevelopment work on Interstates 670 and 71 through Downtown and more. Click on […]


Construction Roundup — April 2012

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup — April 2012

It seems like you can’t walk, drive or bike a mile in any direction without encountering some form of construction, demolition or roadway work in Columbus right now. Major transformational projects are taking place in and around Downtown, including new apartments at Grandview Yard, a new Edwards Communities development on Third Avenue, the new Lennox […]


Construction Roundup – March 2012

Walker Evans Walker Evans Construction Roundup – March 2012

A warm winter means that construction on many developments throughout Columbus have all progressed quickly over the past few months. Today we visited some of these projects for an update to our Construction Roundup photo series. The updates include a look at single family homes in Weinland Park, apartments at Grandview Yard, multiple new Arena District […]


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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!