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 buckeyetraffic.org/7071.

Wasted Space in Downtown: Old Highway Feeders

Walker Evans Walker Evans

It’s been over a year since our last installment of “Wasted Space in Downtown“, and this new update is actually a bit of a unique one. Normally we examine some of the existing holes in our downtown streetscape, but today we’re taking looking ahead at some potential wasted space that could be materializing in the […]

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ODOT Announces finalized $1.6 Billion Split Fix

Walker Evans Walker Evans ODOT Announces finalized $1.6 Billion Split Fix

Yesterday ODOT announced that they’ve made a decision on their plans for the controversial Downtown I-70/I-71 split fix project. There’s really no new surprises here… just a few decisions made over the several options previously being considered. Essentially… they’ve decided to go with the Mound/Fulton feeder alignment running east-west despite running through the front yards […]

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I-70/71 plan shrinks two downtown parks

Walker Evans Walker Evans I-70/71 plan shrinks two downtown parks

The Dispatch wrote I-70/71 plan shrinks parks Friday, November 28, 2008 BY DEBBIE GEBOLYS Plans for rebuilding the I-70/71 corridor Downtown aren’t final, but one thing is: The improved highway will nip off parts of two parks. The Ohio Department of Transportation will show plans for changes to Dodge Park in Franklinton and Scioto Audubon […]

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ODOT To Change Top-Funding Formula

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NBC4i.com wrote ODOT To Change Top-Funding Formula Thursday, Nov 20, 2008 By Patrick Preston The Ohio Department of Transportation wants to change the way it chooses which projects get top funding priority. Meeting Thursday, the agency’s Transportation Review Advisory Council, or TRAC, was considering a new funding formula that would emphasize factors such as economic […]

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E.T. Paul & Carabar to be sacrificed for 70/71 Split

Walker Evans Walker Evans E.T. Paul & Carabar to be sacrificed for 70/71 Split

NBC4i.com wrote Historic Business To Be Removed For Downtown Split Wednesday, Aug 13, 2008 By Denise Yost The Interstate 70-Interstate 71 split is one of the most dangerous roadways in Central Ohio. A $1.4 billion road project aims at decreasing crashes in the area, but some area residents said the construction could hurt businesses and […]

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Budget Issues Could Delay Downtown Split Fix

Walker Evans Walker Evans Budget Issues Could Delay Downtown Split Fix

nbc4i.com wrote Budget Issues Could Delay Solution For Downtown Split Wednesday, Nov 28, 2007 COLUMBUS, Ohio — A major budget issue for Ohio could affect the state’s highways. The Ohio Department of Transportation released a business plan on Tuesday, detailing what it believes could lead to a several billion-dollar budget deficit by 2015, NBC 4’s […]

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The I-70/71 corridor: Wrecks waiting to happen

Walker Evans Walker Evans The I-70/71 corridor: Wrecks waiting to happen

The Columbus Dispatch wrote The I-70/71 corridor: Where wrecks are waiting to happen Monday, October 29, 2007 By Suzanne Hoholik According to a Dispatch analysis, a two-vehicle rear-ender on a clear, dry day — is the most common of the 830 wrecks that happen on average every year in the corridor that includes I-71 from […]

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