The Split

The Interstate 70/71 intersection (commonly known as “The Split”) is a heavily traveled highway section that converges in Downtown Columbus. A redevelopment project has been in the works for several years and reconstruction is under way as of September 2011. More information on the project can be found online at

Interstate 70/71 Split Fix Construction Timelines and Road Closures

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Last night, the Ohio Department of Transportation hosted a public meeting to provide final updates on phase one of the Interstate 70/71 split fix project which begins next month. The majority of the meeting was focused on road closures, ramp closures and construction timelines. Public input was sought on several minor design details with multiple-choice […]

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Phase One of Interstate 70/71 Split Fix Begins in September

Walker Evans Walker Evans Phase One of Interstate 70/71 Split Fix Begins in September

The Columbus Crossroads project (popularly known as the 70/71 Split Fix) will officially be kicking off next month after years of planning, discussion and community input. Phase One will reconstruct the I-71/670 interchange at the north-eastern end of the project, which is expected to be completed in 2014 at a cost of $200 million. Phase […]


ODOT Interview with Jolene Molitoris: Split Fix

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The Ohio Department of Transportation is responsible for a wide variety of highway upgrades and maintenance projects throughout Central Ohio, but two of the largest local projects currently in development are the Interstate 70/71 “Split Fix” and the 3C Corridor Passenger Rail system. We recently sat down with Jolene Molitoris, Director of ODOT, to discuss […]


CU Podcast #35: Coffee with Paul Bonneville – Part 1

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In this week’s podcast we grab a coffee with Paul Bonneville, founder of Columbus RetroMetro. Paul shelved the RetroMetro website earlier this year, but has plans in the works for new projects debuting in 2010. In part one of our podcast, we discuss the evolving mindset of the “urban enthusiast”. Paul weighs in with his […]


70/71 Split Fix Met With Community Contempt

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The Ohio Department of Transportation held a Stakeholder Meeting Announcement last night at the Lincoln Theatre to provide an update on the I-70/71 “Split Fix” Project. Most of the major components of the project remained unchanged from announcements that took place in January, but some new details were provided regarding the I-670-style design of the […]


ODOT Splits the 70/71 Split Project In Half

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According to a Dispatch article this morning, ODOT has approved plans to divide the 70/71 Split project into two parts. The first being the eastern leg of 71 through Downtown running between I-670 and I-70, with a $512 million price tag. The second leg is the actual split running through the south end of Downtown […]


Two-Way Portal Streets Optimal for Downtown

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From The Dispatch: One-way might not be best way to prosperity By Mark Ferenchik Property owners and the city’s own consultant said it would be better for business development to make Mound and Fulton streets two-way when the Downtown freeway corridor is reconfigured. But state transportation officials said those streets, which will carry traffic to […]


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