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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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Next Phase of Interstate 70/71 Construction Delayed Until 2018

Walker Evans Walker Evans Next Phase of Interstate 70/71 Construction Delayed Until 2018

The next phase of the multi-part Interstate 70/71 “Columbus Crossroads” construction project has officially been pushed back another year to 2018, according to officials at the Ohio Department of Transportation. This phase, known as the “Project 2D — East Interchange” includes the highway intersection where I-71 and I-70 meet on the southeast side of Downtown […]

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Carabar Planning Relocation and Name Change

Walker Evans Walker Evans Carabar Planning Relocation and Name Change

It’s been known for the better part of a decade that Olde Towne East music venue Carabar would eventually be relocating or closing. The ongoing Interstate 70/71 reconstruction project calls for the eventual demolition of the building that Carabar is currently housed in at 115 Parsons Avenue, along with the former E.T. Paul tire shop […]

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Mound Street Connector Set to Open, 4th Street Exit From I-70 to Close

Brent Warren Brent Warren Mound Street Connector Set to Open, 4th Street Exit From I-70 to Close

Travelers approaching Columbus from the east on I-70 will have a new way of entering Downtown starting on November 8th. The Mound Street Connector, which includes a large “fly-over” exit ramp that takes cars over Parsons Avenue and I-71, opens for business on the 8th. The current 4th Street exit from I-70 west will close permanently […]

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Long Street Cultural Wall Unveiled

Walker Evans Walker Evans Long Street Cultural Wall Unveiled

The unveiling of the Long Street Cultural Wall yesterday evening signaled the completion of the first phase of ODOT’s Columbus Crossroads project, which will eventually untangle the 70/71 split when all phases are finished. Phase one began in September 2011, which included the rebuilding of the 670/71 interchange adjacent to Fort Hayes, as well as the […]

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ODOT Unveils New Street and Bridge Designs, Changes to 70/71 Split Plans

Brent Warren Brent Warren ODOT Unveils New Street and Bridge Designs, Changes to 70/71 Split Plans

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and their partners provided a wealth of information about the Interstate 70-71 split project to attendees of a March 19th public meeting. New designs were unveiled showing caps on the South High and South Third Street Bridges, and new renderings gave a better idea of what the Long and […]

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URBAN LIVING TOUR 2020

This year’s Urban Living Tour event has been postponed due to COVID-19, but will be returning later this summer!

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