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ODOT Weekly Construction Report For Week Beginning July 2

2 Jul , 2022  

By 1808Delaware, ODOT

This weekly report from ODOT District 6 highlights road construction projects which are beginning or underway in the multi-county area it serves. What follows are posted projects taking place within Delaware and Franklin Counties. Please stay safe and pay attention to these closures and work taking place during the week beginning on July 2.

All the best for safe travels throughout 2022!


Interstate 71


  • The I-71 southbound ramp to U.S. 36 will close overnight (10 p.m. – 5 a.m.) on Tuesday, July 5.
    • Detour: I-71 southbound to Gemini Place to I-71 northbound to U.S. 36.
  • The U.S. 36 ramp to I-71 southbound will close overnight (10 p.m. – 5 a.m.) on Tuesday, July 5 and Thursday, July 7.
    • Detour: I-71 northbound to SR 61 to I-71 southbound.
  • The U.S. 36 ramp to I-71 northbound will close overnight (10 p.m. – 5 a.m.) on Wednesday, July 6.
    • Detour: I-71 southbound to Gemini Place to I-71 northbound.
  • U.S. 36 eastbound and westbound at I-71 will have nightly lane restrictions (9 p.m. – 5 a.m.) starting Tuesday, July 5 through Thursday, July 7.
  • I-71 northbound and southbound between E. Powell Rd. and Berkshire Rd. will have nightly lane restrictions (9 p.m. – 6 a.m.) starting Sunday, June 26 through Friday, July 8.

U.S. Route 42


U.S. 42 Resurfacing – U.S. 42 northbound between Section-Line Rd. and Sawmill Parkway will close starting Monday, May 2 for 84 days. Detour: SR 257 northbound to U.S. 36 eastbound to U.S. 23 southbound to U.S. 42.


Interstate 270


  • The I-270 northbound ramp to Cemetery Rd. eastbound will close overnight (8 p.m. – 5 a.m.) on Tuesday, July 5.
    • Detour: I-270 northbound to Tuttle Crossing Blvd. to I-270 southbound to Cemetery Rd. eastbound.
  • The Cemetery Rd. westbound ramp to I-270 southbound will close overnight (8 p.m. -5 a.m.) on Tuesday, July 5.
    • Detour: Cemetery Rd. westbound to Avery Rd. to Cemetery Rd. eastbound to I-270 southbound.
  • Cemetery Rd. eastbound and westbound at I-270 will have overnight lane restrictions (8 p.m. – 5 a.m.) on Tuesday, July 5.

Interstates 70/71 Reconstruction

I-70/71 will experience lane restrictions through downtown Columbus to widen and reconstruct the roadway, replace bridges over the interstate, rebuild ramps, and construct new urban avenues parallel to the interstate. Various downtown ramps will permanently close. Estimated completion: Fall 2025

For more information about the Downtown Ramp Up project please visit


  • The 2nd/Mound St. ramp to I-70 westbound will close overnight (7 p.m. – 5 a.m.) on Thursday, July 7.
    • Detour: Mound St. to Civic Center Dr. northbound to Main St. eastbound to 3rd St. southbound to I-70 westbound.
  • I-70 westbound between High St. and the Scioto River will have overnight lane restrictions (9 p.m. – 5 a.m.) on Thursday, July 7.


  • Souder Ave. between Mound St. and Thomas Ave. closed starting June 20, 2022 for one year.
    • Southbound detour: Davis Ave. northbound to Sullivant Ave. westbound to Glenwood Ave. southbound to Mound St. eastbound
    • Northbound detour: Mound St. westbound to Glenwood Ave. northbound to Sullivant Ave. eastbound.
  • The I-70 eastbound exit ramp to Front St. closed permanently June 17, 2022 so crews can construct a new exit ramp. The detour is I-70 east to Livingston Ave. to N. 4th St. to W. Mound St. to High St. or Front St. To access the Franklin County Court House parking garage on Front St., drivers should follow the detour to southbound High St. and continue to Sycamore St. to northbound Front St.
  • W. Fulton St. closed permanently June 17, 2022 between Short St. and Ludlow St.
  • Livingston Ave. closed to through traffic at City Park Ave. on June 17, 2022 until Fall 2024. Traffic coming from the exit ramp will not be impacted.
  • The traffic pattern on the ramp from SR 315 south to I-70 east changed June 17. Instead of SR 315 south traffic remaining in its own lane to join I-70 east, traffic coming from SR 315 south will have to merge with I-70 east traffic. This pattern will be in effect for a little more than a year.
  • The I-70 eastbound ramp to SR 315 northbound closed permanently March 20, 2022. Drivers coming from I-270 on the West Side should use I-670 east to access SR 315 north. Alternate routes include:
    • I-70 east to I-71 north to I-670 west to SR 315 north
    • Central Ave. to McKinley Ave to Grandview Ave. to I-670 east to SR 315 north
    • Rich/Town St. to SR 315 north
  • The Broad St. ramp to I-71 southbound closed in July 2020 until Summer 2022.
  • Broad St. is reduced to two lanes westbound and one lane eastbound on the bridge over Interstate 71. Traffic is shifted to the new south half of the bridge so crews can demolish and rebuild the north half. This traffic pattern on Broad St. will remain in effect until Summer 2022.

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