By 1808Delaware; ODOT District 6

1808Delaware is now providing regular weekend reports on road project work being conducted under the auspices of the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) in Delaware and Franklin Counties.

Such work is, of course, weather dependent. This past week, ODOT District 6 shared announcements of current and upcoming work in the area.

U.S. Route 36/State Route 37


  • South Galena Rd. at U.S. 36/SR 37 will close starting Monday, July 8 for 100 days for intersection improvements.
    • Detour: S. Galena Rd. to Cheshire Rd. to 3Bs and K Rd. to U.S. 36


  • North Galena Rd. at U.S. 36/SR 37 will close starting Tuesday, March 5 through Monday, July 8 for intersection improvements.
    • Detour: Wilson Rd. to U.S. 36/SR 37.
  • U.S. 36/SR 37 at the I-71 interchange has a temporary traffic pattern in effect for reconstruction of the bridge over I-71.
    • Left turns from U.S. 36/SR 37 to the I-71 on-ramps are restricted
    • Temporary U-turn lanes are in use at Wilson Road and in front of McDonald’s for U.S. 36 traffic seeking access to the I-71 on-ramps
    • U.S. 36 Westbound is reduced to two lanes
    • U.S. 36 Eastbound is reduced to one lane
    • Turning movements for traffic on the I-71 off-ramps will be maintained
  • U.S. 36/SR 37 is reduced to one lane in each direction between the railroad bridge and Sky View Lane/Glenview Commons. Eastbound traffic will be shifted north, with both directions of traffic maintained in the existing westbound lanes. This traffic pattern will remain in place through Summer 2024 as part of widening the route and reconstructing the railroad bridge over US 36/SR 37.
    • Access to driveways and property will be maintained, however left turns will be restricted for driveways as well as Bowtown Road traffic during peak travel times (7 AM – 9 AM, 4 PM – 6 PM). Left turns at SR 521 will be maintained throughout the phase.

Interstate 71


  • I-71 southbound at U.S. 36/SR 37 will have various overnight lane restrictions (8 p.m. – 5 a.m.) starting Tuesday, July 9 through Friday, July 12.
  • I-71 northbound at U.S. 36/SR 37 will have various overnight lane restrictions (9 p.m. – 6 a.m.) starting Tuesday, July 9 through Friday, July 12.

U.S. Route 23


  • Stratford Rd. at U.S. 23 is closed with traffic being detoured via Meeker Way.

Interstate 270


  • The I-270 westbound ramp to U.S. 23 northbound on the south side will close starting Monday, July 8th through September 2024 for pavement reconstruction. Traffic will be detoured using the existing loop ramps.
  • Rathmell Rd. at U.S. 23 will close starting 7 p.m. Friday, July 12 through 5 a.m. Monday, July 15.
    • Detour: SR 317 to Parsons Ave. to Rathmell Rd.

Interstate 70


  • Courtright Rd. over I-70 will close starting 7 a.m. Monday, July 8 for 90 days for bridge work.
    • Detour: Groves Rd. to Hamilton Rd. to Livingston Ave. to Courtright Rd. or reverse.

Super Load


A Super Load is expected to impact various roadways in Franklin County. To sign up for route information and updates, visit

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 SR 315 southbound ramp to I-70 eastbound closed for multiple years Sunday, May 19, 2024, for reconstruction of I-70 eastbound.
    • Detour: I-670 eastbound to I-71 southbound to I-70 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.
  • Beginning October 7th, 2022 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, 2022 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.
  • Mound St. between 2nd St. and Civic Center Dr. closed Wednesday, September 27, 2023 through Summer 2024. Access to I-70 westbound will be maintained.
    • Detour: Main St. to High St. to Sycamore St. to Short St.
  • Souder Ave. between Harmon Ave. and Thomas Ave. closed Monday, May 20 for one year for bridge reconstruction.
    • Detour: Mound St. to Glenwood Ave. to Sullivant Ave. to Souder Ave. or reverse.
  • Short St. between Liberty Ave. and Civic Center Dr. will close starting 9 a.m., Tuesday, May 28 for two months. Access to Liberty Ave. apartments will be maintained.
    • Detour: Sycamore St. to High St. to Main St. to Civic Center Dr. to Mound St. to Short St. 

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