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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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Just How Bad Are Drivers in Columbus?

Walker Evans Walker Evans Just How Bad Are Drivers in Columbus?

If you’re out traveling around the city this summer, there’s a likelihood you’re going to encounter some traffic, an accident or just some terrible driving in general. Perhaps you’ll shake your fist at the sky and exclaim “Drivers in Columbus are the worst!” But if you’ve ever wondered if that claim holds water, now there’s […]

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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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Hamilton Road & Livingston Avenue Tops List of High Crash Intersections

Walker Evans Walker Evans Hamilton Road & Livingston Avenue Tops List of High Crash Intersections

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission released their annual report for high-crash intersections yesterday, and there’s a new number one on the list. The intersection of Hamilton Road and Livingston Avenue on the city’s east side has dethroned the intersection of Cleveland Avenue and Morse Road as the city’s most crash-prone. The report takes a look […]

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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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Suburban Streets in Columbus More Accident-Prone than Urban Streets

Walker Evans Walker Evans Suburban Streets in Columbus More Accident-Prone than Urban Streets

Last week, the Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) released the latest list of the most dangerous intersections in Central Ohio. There were no major surprises with the 40 intersections that were called out as the most high-crash areas, but a deeper look at the data reveals a bit of an urban/suburban divide. In fact, […]

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