As in years past, weekly weekend reports from District 6 of the Ohio Department of Transportation will now feature on 1808Delaware. This year, we’re calling this feature the “Orange Cone Alert.”

Each week, we will bring you news of construction projects in Delaware and Franklin Counties. All of the following work is weather dependent.


DELAWARE

CONTINUING IMPACTS

SR 61 between Rosecrans Rd. and Stockwell Rd. will close starting 7 a.m., Tuesday May 30 through Saturday, June 3 for culvert replacement.

  • Detour: SR 61 northbound to SR 36 eastbound to I-71 northbound to SR 61 or reverse.

State Route 37

CONTINUING IMPACTS

SR 37 between the city of Sunbury corporation limits and the Licking County Line will have daily lane restrictions (7 a.m. – 5 p.m.) starting Monday, April 3 through September 2023 for resurfacing and guardrail replacement.


FRANKLIN

NEW IMPACTS

  • The Cleveland Ave. ramp to I-71 southbound will close nightly (7 p.m. – 5 a.m.) starting Tuesday, May 30 through Friday, June 2.
    • Detour: Cleveland Ave. to I-71 northbound to 11th Ave. to I-71 southbound
  • The I-670 eastbound ramp to I-71 southbound will close nightly (8 p.m. – 5 a.m.) starting Tuesday, May 30 through Friday, June 2.
    • Detour: I-670 eastbound to I-71 northbound to 11th Ave. to I-71 southbound
  • I-71 southbound between I-670 and Main St. will have various overnight lane restrictions (8 p.m. – 5 a.m.) starting Tuesday, May 30 through Friday, June 2.
  • I-71 northbound between I-70 and I-670 will have various overnight lane restrictions (9 p.m. – 5 a.m.) starting Tuesday, May 30 through Friday, June 2.

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.

NEW IMPACTS

  • The Cleveland Ave. ramp to I-71 southbound will close nightly (7 p.m. – 5 a.m.) starting Tuesday, May 30 through Friday, June 2.
    • Detour: Cleveland Ave. to I-71 northbound to 11th Ave. to I-71 southbound
  • The I-670 eastbound ramp to I-71 southbound will close nightly (8 p.m. – 5 a.m.) starting Tuesday, May 30 through Friday, June 2.
    • Detour: I-670 eastbound to I-71 northbound to 11th Ave. to I-71 southbound
  • I-71 southbound between I-670 and Main St. will have various overnight lane restrictions (8 p.m. – 5 a.m.) starting Tuesday, May 30 through Friday, June 2.
  • I-71 northbound between I-70 and I-670 will have various overnight lane restrictions (9 p.m. – 5 a.m.) starting Tuesday, May 30 through Friday, June 2.

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, 2022. 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.
  • Beginning October 7th, Front St. converted to two-way traffic between W. Mound St. and W. Fulton St.
  • The Front St. bridge over I-70 closed Saturday, October 29 for bridge replacement until Spring 2025.
    • Detour: W. Sycamore St. to High St. to Mound St. OR Main St. to High St. to W. Sycamore St.
  • The I-70 westbound ramp to SR 315 northbound closed Saturday, March 25 for 6 months.
    • Detour: I-70 westbound to Rich/Town St. exit to SR 315 northbound.
    • SR 315 northbound traffic will need to use U.S. 33 to SR 315 southbound to access downtown.

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