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Front Street Bridge to be Replaced as I-70/71 Split Project Continues

Brent Warren Brent Warren Front Street Bridge to be Replaced as I-70/71 Split Project Continues

The next phase of the Ohio Department of Transportation’s I-70/71 split project is now back on track and scheduled to begin early next year. As part of that phase, the South Front Street bridge that spans the freeway between the Brewery District and Downtown will be replaced with a new, wider bridge that will feature […]

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ODOT Spending Nearly $2 Billion on Highway Projects in 2021

Walker Evans Walker Evans ODOT Spending Nearly $2 Billion on Highway Projects in 2021

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will spend a total of $1.92 billion during the 2021 construction season, spread across 956 individual projects in Ohio. The funding will primarily go toward maintenance, safety and repairs for existing bridges and roads. “Ohio’s ability to safely and easily move people and goods is vital as we continue […]

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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 closings will be permanent, part of the […]

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Changes Coming to Surface Streets and I-70 Around Downtown

Brent Warren Brent Warren Changes Coming to Surface Streets and I-70 Around Downtown

The next phase of work on the Interstate 70/71 split project is set to start soon. The first change will happen on October 12, when the traffic pattern of I-70 along the southern edge of Downtown will be altered. Both directions of I-70 between Grant Avenue and 18th Street will be diverted to what is […]

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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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Dueling Developers: Second Group Claims that Planet Oasis Still Happening

Brent Warren Brent Warren Dueling Developers: Second Group Claims that Planet Oasis Still Happening

Two different development groups continue to argue over who is moving forward with the sports and entertainment complex proposed for a large tract of undeveloped land near the Tanger Outlet Mall in Delaware County. Last week, Blue Horseshoe Ventures and Tony Sekulovski announced that the project was being renamed – from Planet Oasis to Arcadia […]

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