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I70/I71

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.

Columbus City Officials Respond to Interstate 71 Design Concerns

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Last month, the Ohio Department of Transportation solicited public feedback on their designs for future phases of the Interstate 70/71 “Split Fix” project in Downtown Columbus. We shared the latest renderings, made comparisons to previous renderings and asked Columbus Underground readers for their impressions of the designs. Largely, the responses where those of disappointment, citing […]

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Construction Roundup – December 2011

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The warm weather we’ve been having so far this winter (knock on wood) has been great for construction work around the City of Columbus. The two tallest and most noticeable buildings currently under construction are the new Downtown Hilton Hotel and the OSU Medical Center expansion. Other projects include the new Nationwide office building Downtown, […]

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Interstate 70/71 Split Fix Construction Timelines and Road Closures

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Last night, the Ohio Department of Transportation hosted a public meeting to provide final updates on phase one of the Interstate 70/71 split fix project which begins next month. The majority of the meeting was focused on road closures, ramp closures and construction timelines. Public input was sought on several minor design details with multiple-choice […]

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Phase One of Interstate 70/71 Split Fix Begins in September

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The Columbus Crossroads project (popularly known as the 70/71 Split Fix) will officially be kicking off next month after years of planning, discussion and community input. Phase One will reconstruct the I-71/670 interchange at the north-eastern end of the project, which is expected to be completed in 2014 at a cost of $200 million. Phase […]

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70/71 Split Fix Met With Community Contempt

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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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I-70/71 plan shrinks two downtown parks

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The Dispatch wrote I-70/71 plan shrinks parks Friday, November 28, 2008 BY DEBBIE GEBOLYS Plans for rebuilding the I-70/71 corridor Downtown aren’t final, but one thing is: The improved highway will nip off parts of two parks. The Ohio Department of Transportation will show plans for changes to Dodge Park in Franklinton and Scioto Audubon […]

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