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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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Bridge Work to Shut Down Stretch of Indianola Avenue for Six Months

Brent Warren Brent Warren Bridge Work to Shut Down Stretch of Indianola Avenue for Six Months

A major rehabilitation of the Indianola Avenue bridge over Glen Echo Ravine will soon shut down traffic in both directions on the street for six months. Starting at 7 a.m. on Monday, April 10, no cars or pedestrians will be able to travel across the bridge, which sits just north of Arcadia Avenue and straddles […]

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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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ODOT Spending $66.5 Million to Add More Traffic to I-270

Walker Evans Walker Evans ODOT Spending $66.5 Million to Add More Traffic to I-270

In 2017, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will begin a new $66.5 million project to add an extra highway lane to a short eight-mile section of Interstate 270 between Dublin and Hilliard. “Funding is available now, which is why the project is happening sooner rather than later,” stated the department in a press release […]

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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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