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 August 21.

All the best for safe travels throughout 2022!

DELAWARE COUNTY

U.S. Route 42

CONTINUING IMPACTS

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.

NEW IMPACTS

U.S. 42 northbound and southbound between Klondike Rd. and Freshwater Rd. will close starting 8 p.m., Friday, August 26 through 5 a.m., Monday, August 29.

  • Detour: SR 257 to U.S. 36 to U.S. 23 to U.S. 42.

UPCOMING NEW IMPACTS

U.S. 42 northbound between SR 745 and Section Line-Rd. will close starting Monday, August 29 for 84 days. Detour: SR 257 northbound to U.S. 36 eastbound to U.S. 23 southbound to U.S. 42.

Freshwater Rd. at U.S. 42 will close starting Monday, August 29 for 42 days. Detour: Klondike Rd. to Riverside Dr. to Bean-Oller Rd. to S. Section-Line Rd. to U.S. 42


FRANKLIN COUNTY

Interstate 670

NEW IMPACTS

  • The Grandview Ave. ramp to I-670 eastbound will close (7 p.m. – 9 p.m.) on Sunday, August 21 and Wednesday, August 24.
    • Detour: Grandview Ave. to I-670 westbound to I-70 westbound to Hague Ave. to Fischer Rd. to I-670 westbound.
  • The I-670 westbound ramp to Grandview Ave. will close overnight (7 p.m. -5 a.m.) on Sunday, August 21 and Wednesday, August 24.
    • Detour: I-670 westbound to U.S. 33 eastbound to Grandview Ave.
  • The I-670 eastbound ramp to I-71 northbound will close nightly (7 p.m. – 5 a.m.) starting Sunday, August 21 through Thursday, August 25.
    • Detour: I-670 eastbound to Leonard Ave. to I-670 westbound to I-71 northbound.
  • The U.S. 33 eastbound ramp to I-670 eastbound/U.S. 33 eastbound will close overnight (9 p.m. – 5 a.m.) on Sunday, August 21 and Wednesday, August 24.
    • Detour: U.S. 33 eastbound to Grandview Ave. to I-670 eastbound.
  • The I-670 westbound ramp to SR 315 southbound will close overnight (9 p.m. – 5 a.m.) on Sunday, August 21.
    • Detour: I-670 eastbound to Neil Ave. to U.S. 33 westbound.
  • I-670 eastbound and westbound between Grandview Ave. and Neil Ave. will have nightly lane restrictions (7 p.m. – 5 a.m.) starting Sunday, August 21 through Thursday, August 25.
  • The U.S. 33 ramp to I-670 westbound will close overnight (7 p.m. – 5 a.m.) on Monday, August 22 and Thursday, August 25.
    • Detour: U.S. 33 westbound to Grandview Ave. to I-670 westbound.
  • The I-670 eastbound ramp to U.S. 33/Dublin Rd./SR 315 southbound will close overnight (7 p.m. – 5 a.m.) on Monday, August 22 and Thursday, August 25.
    • Detour: I-670 eastbound to Neil Ave. to U.S. 33 westbound.
  • The SR 315 northbound ramp to I-670 eastbound will close overnight (7 p.m. – 5 a.m.) on Tuesday, August 23.
    • Detour: SR 315 northbound to Lane Ave. to SR 315 southbound to I-670 eastbound.
  • The Goodale Blvd. ramp to I-670 westbound will close overnight (8 p.m. – 5 a.m.) on Tuesday, August 23.
    • Detour: Goodale Blvd. westbound to Olentangy River Rd. northbound to SR 315 southbound to I-670 westbound.

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 ohgo.com/7071.

CONTINUING IMPACTS

  • 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 permanently in July 2020.
  • 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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