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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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Caps Planned for High and Third Street Bridges South of Downtown

Brent Warren Brent Warren Caps Planned for High and Third Street Bridges South of Downtown

A key design feature has been added to the new High and Third Street Bridges that will eventually span I-70 south of Downtown as part of the I-70/71 split project. The new bridges will feature caps that will have the capacity to hold buildings, just like the I-670 cap that connects the Short North to […]

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Long and Spring Street Bridges to be Completed this Summer

Brent Warren Brent Warren Long and Spring Street Bridges to be Completed this Summer

New renderings presented at a recent public meeting give a better idea of what the Long and Spring Street bridges will look like when they are completed, which the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) says will be this summer. The project began in September 2011. Nancy Burton of ODOT said that both bridges should be […]

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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 […]

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Kasich Proposes $3 Billion Investment in Ohio Highways

Walker Evans Walker Evans Kasich Proposes $3 Billion Investment in Ohio Highways

Ohio Governor John Kasich announced today a new plan that would invest $3 billion into the state’s highway infrastructure over the next six years. The Jobs and Transportation Plan will allow the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) to eliminate delays on projects previous pushed back due to budget shortfalls. “By thinking outside the box we’re […]

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