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COTA Transit System Re-Design

COTA Transit System Re-Design

The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) is launching a redesigned bus network on Monday, May 1 that features simplified routes, increased frequency, and more service seven days a week. To ease the transition for current customers, and encourage new riders to try the system, customers will receive free fares May 1-7.  

2017 Glove Box Guide Construction Overview

Paving the Way’s Glove Box Guide, an overview of Central Ohio’s road-construction projects planned for 2017, is now available on the Paving the Way website. The Guide includes a map of planned projects and information on work-zone safety, sharing the ride and other resources to help Central Ohio motorists, cyclists and pedestrians get to their destinations safely.

View or download the guide at: http://bit.ly/ptwgbg17

Hard Road Widening

UPDATE: The Hard Road Project is subtantially complete and all lanes are open to traffic. Be alert for crews inspecting and making final adjustments.

Hard Road will be reconstructed and widened between Sawmill Road and Smoky Row Road beginning Monday, June 29, weather permitting. At least one lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction during construction.

The project widens 1.2 miles of Hard Road from two lanes to five lanes between Sawmill Road and Smoky Row Road.  In addition, the project will add:

  • Curbs and sidewalks on both sides of Hard Road where none currently exist
  • Bike lanes on both sides of Hard Road where none currently exist
  • A traffic signal at the intersection of Hard Road and Foxboro Lane at the Northwest Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library
  • Improvements to the intersection of Hard Road and Sawmill Road
  • New street lights
  • New storm sewers
  • New water lines
  • Landscaping

The project will increase safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists, and will accommodate residential and business growth in the area. 

Watch for crews and equipment and expect brief lane closures as final project work is performed in 2017. 

For additional details about the project, visit http://columbus.gov/Templates/Detail.aspx?id=80425

North Side Mega Fix Update, Speed Limit Reduction

North Side Mega Fix Update, Speed Limit Reduction

A new reduced work-zone speed limit is posted and in force for the North Side Mega-Fix Project. The  new speed limit in effect on I-270 and S.R. 315 at and near the I-270/S.R. 315 interchange will be 55 mph. Please be alert for reduced speed limit signs in this and all work-zones.  12 new signs are in place designating the new speed limit.

(ODOT)  

Central College Road Three-Week Closure: Hamilton Road Area

Central College Road will be closed to through traffic between Lee Road and Harlem Road for a sewer project, beginning Tuesday, May 30. The detour will be posted via Lee Road, Walnut Street and Harlem Road.  See a map here. Motorists may also wish to consider E. Dublin Granville Road or SR 161 as alternate east/west corridors.  The closure is expected to last through about Tuesday, June 20, weather permitting.

After the road reopens, be alert for crews at work and various lane restrictions on Central College Road as the project continues through fall. Also remember, Smothers Road remains closed over the Hoover Reservoir through July for a bridge replacement.

 

(Columbus Public Utilities)

Southbound Cleveland Avenue Restrictions North of East Hudson Street

Southbound Cleveland Avenue is reduced to one lane at Myrtle Avenue, north of East Hudson Street, for the emergency clearance of a roadway safety issue today, Tuesday May 23. The lane closure is expected to remain in place through the afternoon rush and possibly into the evening. (Columbus)

North Side Fix I-270, US 23 (North High Street) and SR 315

North Side Fix I-270, US 23 (North High Street) and SR 315

Project Overview:

This project will make the I-270/US23 north side interchange safer by increasing capacity and improving traffic flow. Additional improvemnts have been added to the project including work on the SR 315/I-270 interchange. 

1. Reconfigure two of the ramps at the interchange of I-270 and US 23 (North High street) Two of the loop ramps, the ramp from I-270 E to US 23 N and the ramp from I270 W to US 23 S, will be reconfigured. ODOT will also add traffic signals at each of the new ramps to allow for better flow of traffic.
2. Widen US 23 ODOT will widen US 23 from Northwoods Boulevard to Lazelle Road from two lanes to three lanes in each direction. ODOT will also build an additional lane on US 23 southbound from I-270 to Northwoods Boulevard.
3. Construct two northbound express lanes on US 23 ODOT will build two lanes under the surface roads that will carry through traffic. The “trench,” as we call it, will begin just north of I-270 and end south of Northwoods Boulevard North. If you are driving in the “trench” will not be able to access Campus View Boulevard and Flint Road.
4. High Street over I-270 A new, decorative fence with the name “Worthington” on it will be built along the US 23 bridge over I-270. Pillars with brick pattern and coloring and limestone caps will be featured on both sides of the bridge, matching walls will be built adjacent to the ramps at the interchange.
 

Click the link below to see video animation to help drivers travel safely through the trench.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TV1atjWm_Lo&list=UUfs4Y-HU3bvMOYPVNu9rvAw

While opening the trench and other access points is a major milestone, there is still much to finish on the project. 

The speed limit is reduced to 55 mph on I-270 between US 23 and SR 315 as major construction to build new ramps and bridges is ongoing. Motorists should be aware of new ramp configurations:

  • Drivers coming from US 23 south to I-270 west will be on the ramp for a mile and pass over SR 315 before using the temporary ramp to merge onto I-270 west.
  • I-270 west traffic exiting at SR 315 will exit sooner – merge into the right lane for SR 315 north, stay in left lane on the ramp for SR 315 south.
  • Finally, traffic coming from SR 315 north to I-270 should stay in the left lane on the ramp. Drivers will go a mile on the ramp and travel under US 23 before merging onto I-270 east.

Completion: June 2017

For more information, see to the project website at www.270-23.com. (ODOT)

 

Hamilton Road Widening

A widening and improvement project on Hamilton Road between Rocky Fork Creek (north of Havens Corners Road) and East Johnstown Road (US 62) starts Monday, June 22.

In the first phase of the project, motorists and cyclists should be alert for lane restrictions and crews and equipment at work. Expect some flagging operations on Hamilton Road with one lane of two-way traffic maintained by flaggers. Flagging operations will be limited to the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. 

The Franklin County/Gahanna project will widen parts of Hamilton Road and add new turn lanes in the project area. Also included are a bridge replacement, new multi-use paths, sidewalks, pedestrian safety improvements, street lighting and new roundabout intersections at Clark State Road and at the Northeast School.  Completion, fall 2017.

For more information see the project flyer.

(Franklin County Engineer/Gahanna)

South Old State Road Improvements

Crews have begun work this week on the South Old State Road Project. The roadway will be reconstructed and widened between Polaris Parkway and Orange Road. Watch for equipment and crews at work in this area. At least one lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction. Some closures of side streets are expected.

Motorists should plan for brief delays on South Old State Road and may wish to consider US 23 or Worthington Road via Polaris Parkway as alternate routes. The project includes new sidewalks and a shared-use path and is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2018. For more information on this and other Delaware County projects, visit www.co.delaware.oh.us/engineer  (Delaware County/Columbus) 

Parsons Avenue Street Rehabilitation Project

Parsons Avenue will be reduced to southbound-only traffic between E. Broad Street and Franklin Avenue, beginning Monday, April 24, for a street rehabilitation project, weather permitting. The project includes pavement reconstruction; installation of curb bumpouts; sidewalk widening; signal upgrades and other improvements. The project is scheduled to be complete by Spring 2018.

The detour for northbound traffic is E. Town Street, west to S. Washington Avenue, north to E. Broad Street and east, back to Parsons Avenue.

For more details see the Project Fact Sheet at http://bit.ly/parsonsbroad

(Columbus Public Service)

Sunbury Road reduced to Northbound-Only Traffic, County Line Road to Maxtown Road

Sunbury Road will be reduced to northbound-only traffic between County Line Road (Smothers Road) and Maxtown Road for widening and improvements beginning Monday, May 1, weather permitting.  The project includes road widening, storm sewer placement, and a new multi-use path. The posted detour route for southbound motorists is: Maxtown Road west to N. Spring Road, south to County Line Road, and east to back to Sunbury Road. The project is scheduled to be complete late this fall. For additional information see: https://www.westerville.org/home/showdocument?id=25675  (Franklin County Engineer/Delaware County Engineer/Westerville)

W. Broad Street Paving Downtown

Crews are finishing up resurfacing work and installing pavement markings on W. Broad Street between High Street and the Scioto River from 9 a.m. to about 3 p.m. daily this week, weather permitting. One to two lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction. The work could continue through Friday, May 19. (Columbus)

High Street Streetscape Improvements

Watch for crews at work on N. High Street between Convention Center Drive and Goodale Street beginning  Monday, May 15.  At least one lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction on N. High Street. Expect sidewalk detours and some short-term side street rerouting.

Project highlights:

  • Building sidewalks, Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant curb ramps and curb extensions
  • Resurfacing the roadway
  • Adding brick crosswalks
  • Improving storm sewers and water lines
  • Planting street trees and landscaping
  • Installing iron tree grates and refuse containers
  • Upgrading street lighting, traffic signals, crosswalk signals and signage
  • Adding shared lane markings for bicycle traffic within the street

Access to area businesses will be maintained. This is the first phase of a four-phase project; for more details and regular updates, please see: https://www.columbus.gov/highstreet/  This phase is expected to be complete this fall, weather permitting.

(Columbus)

S. Washington Avenue at Oak Street Intersection Closure

The intersection of S. Washington Avenue and Oak Street continues to be closed for emergency roadway repairs. Crews now expect the closure to remain in place at least through Monday, May 22. (Columbus)

Resurfacing Crews at Work

Watch for paving crews at work on the following streets this week, beginning today, Monday, May 22:

  • McKinley Avenue between W. Fifth Avenue and Trabue Road
  • Sinclair Road between SR 161 and Morse Road

Expect flagging operations on these streets from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

Also, be alert for paving operations across various Central Ohio roadways and freeways in the coming months. Please drive, bike or walk with extra caution in these areas. For more information on resurfacing and the resurfacing process see: https://www.columbus.gov/resurfacing/

(Columbus, various)

InterCHANGE 270/33 Project

Construction at the I-270 and U.S. 33/S.R. 161 interchange in Dublin began in Spring 2015. 

This project includes:

  • New ramp configurations
  • Eliminating the 4 major internal weaves and merges which improves safety
  • Adding capacity with additional lanes on I-270 and on U.S. 33/S.R. 161
  • Improving traffic flow

The ramp and road closures in place in 2015 are now open. Motorists and cyclists should be alert for crews and equipment at work when driving through the interchange. Work will continue on the project through Fall 2017. 

Gender Road at Refugee Road Intersection Improvements

Watch for various lane restrictions at and near the intersection of Refugee and Gender roads beginning Monday, April 11. Crews will be working on an intersection improvement project.

Improvements include:

  • Widening and resurfacing Gender and Refugee roads
  • Adding/improving bike lanes, a shared-use path, sidewalks, curbs, gutters, ADA-compliant curb ramps, street lighting, storm water system and landscaping
  • Upgrading traffic signals, signage and pedestrian countdown timers and push-button signals at crosswalks

Traffic will be maintained on Gender and Refugee roads during the work. The project is expected to be complete by Spring 2017, weather permitting. (Columbus)

Scioto Peninsula/West Broad Street Improvements

Expect lane restrictions and watch for crews on West Broad Street between Marconi Boulevard and McDowell Street as the Scioto Peninsula roadway improvements project continue this year.. At least one lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction during the work. Motorists, cyclists and pedestrians may wish to consider W. Rich Street, W. Town Street, W. Long Street or W. Spring Street as alternates, especially during rush hours.

Pedestrians especially, should be alert for sidewalk detours during construction and cross the street when directed to do so. Pedestrians, like motorists and bicyclists, are required by law to follow work-zone detour signs.

Project improvements include:

  • Roadway reconstruction
  • Storm water and water line upgrades
  • Pedestrian safety improvements, including a crosswalk with a pedestrian hybrid beacon near COSI and the Veterans Memorial
  • Green elements such as a bio-retention basins
  • Streetscape improvements including a planted median and brickwork
  • Bicycle lanes
  • New 11-foot wide sidewalks
  • Street trees and landscaping
  • Traffic signal and lighting upgrades

UPDATE: Traffic is expected to switch to new lanes in December and two-way traffic with turn lanes will be maintained through the project completion in early June 2017. For additional details on the project see: http://www.columbus.gov/Templates/Detail.aspx?id=80007   (Columbus)

Resurfacing Update

Resurfacing work by Columbus and other jurisdictions continues to be very active across Central Ohio. Please give crews room to work and watch carefully for flagging operations, equipment  and  crews at work on resurfacing jobs. Some helpful general information about the resurfacing processes and a list of City of Columbus Streets scheduled for resurfacing this year is available at: https://www.columbus.gov/resurfacing/

Some of the larger resurfacing projects active in the coming days and weeks:

  • Alkire Road from Norton Road to I-270  (One lane of two-way traffic maintained by flaggers. Work hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through about May 16)
  • Spindler Road between Hickory Hills Drive and Roberts Road (One lane of two-way traffic maintained by flaggers. Work hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through about May 16)
  • Smoky Row Road between Sutter Parkway and immediately north of Worthington Woods Blvd. (One lane of two-way traffic maintained by flaggers. Work hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through about May 19)
  • Fishinger Blvd. from Smiley Road to Park Mill Run (Lane closures. Work hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through about May 26)

(Columbus)

W. State Street Closure

W. State Street is closed between McDowell and Belle streets  and Starling Street is closed between W. Broad and W. State streets for utility work as part of the Scioto Duct Bank project. The roads are expected to reopen by late May, weather permitting. (Columbus)

S. Hague Avenue Improvements Project

UPDATE:

S. Hague Avenue continues to be reduced to southbound-only traffic between W. Broad Street and Sullivant Avenue for road reconstruction. In mid-December, traffic is expected to switch over to the newly constructed side. This will open up some parking spaces that had been restricted because of construction. Crews expect the project to be completed by mid-2017, weather permitting.

The project includes:

  • Lowering and reconstructing the roadway down to its base, installing new full curbs to improve drainage, building new sidewalks, Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant curb ramps and driveway aprons and planting street trees
  • Building bump-out curbs. Bump-outs help protect parked vehicles, reduce crosswalk length and calm traffic.
  • Adding pavement markings and bicycle sharrows  along Hague Avenue plus school-zone markings for West Broad Elementary School
  • Updating water lines
  • Upgrading storm sewers and curbs to improve drainage
  • Upgrading traffic signals at Hague and W. Broad and at Hague and Sullivant with LED bulbs, pedestrian countdown timers and push-button signals at crosswalk signals.
  • Installing permeable asphalt pavement in the parking lane, a green solution for storm-water management

Motorists can use Wilson Road as a northbound alternate.

More information on the project is available at the Columbus Department of Public Service Website at https://www.columbus.gov/Templates/Detail.aspx?id=80030

(Columbus)

W. Rich Street Closure

Beginning Friday morning, December 2, W. Rich Street will be closed to through traffic between S. High and S. Front Streets to accommodate construction of a building. The closure is expected to remain in place through April of 2017, weather permitting. (Columbus-Private)

John H. McConnell Boulevard Closure, Winter Park

John H. McConnell Boulevard between West Spring Street and New Public Lane closes today, Monday, Jan. 9, for the Winter Park Event through Sunday, March 12. Please be alert for extra pedestrian traffic in this area during the event which runs from Friday, February 3, through Sunday, February 26. For more information on the event, see http://bit.ly/cbjpark. (Columbus)

UPDATE: SR 315 has reopened north of SR 750 (Powell Road)

UPDATE: SR 315 has reopened north of SR 750 (Powell Road)

The road had been closed for stabilization wall contruction. 

For more information see: https://www.dot.state.oh.us/districts/D06/projects/315Slope/Pages/default.aspx

(ODOT)

Indianola Avenue Bridge over the Glen Echo Ravine Rehabilitation

The Indianola Avenue (US Route 23) bridge over the Glen Echo Ravine will close for six months beginning early Monday morning, April 10. Crews will be rehabilitating the existing arch and bridge.

  • Detour for motorists and cyclists: E. Arcadia Avenue to N. High Street to E. Weber Road or the reverse.
  • Pedestrian detour: Pedestrians will not be able to cross the bridge. The detour for pedestrians only is E. Arcadia Avenue to Calumet Street to Olentangy Street or the reverse. Please note, the stairs to the park on the northeast side of the bridge will not be accessible.

Access to the bridge and the ravine below will be strictly prohibited during construction. There will be a chain link fence around the entire bridge. Work vehicles will access the arch using the dirt road from Glen Echo Drive, east of the bridge.

The bridge is expected to reopen by October 7, 2017, weather permitting.

Note: Taking the posted detour is important, the nearby side streets are not equipped to handle a large amout of through-traffic safely.

Diagram:

For more information on the project see the project flier at http://www.dot.state.oh.us/districts/D06/current-construction-and-maintenance/Documents/Glen%20Echo%20Fact%20Sheet.pdf. (ODOT)

 

Parsons Avenue Improvements E. Livingston Avenue to Hosack Street Start Monday

Crews will start work on Monday, May 22, on the Parsons Avenue Improvements: E. Livingston Avenue to Hosack Street. Watch for crews and equipment at work. One lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction during construction.  Improvements include resurfacing, signal upgrades, ADA-compliant ramps, on street bicycle accommodations and bump-outs. The work is expected to continue through summer 2018, weather permitting For more information see: https://www.columbus.gov/publicservice/streets/project-information/Parsons-Avenue-Improvements-Livingston-to-Hosack/ (Columbus Public Service)

Night and Overnight Lane Restriction Southbound I-71 at Grove City

Southbound I-71 between Stringtown Road and SR 665 will be reduced to one lane weeknights, from 8 p.m. nightly to 6 a.m. each following morning, for the installation of median cable barriers, weather permitting. Starts: Jan. 2. Completion: Feb. 25. (ODOT)

Update: N. Hague Avenue and El Paso Drive Intersection Open

UPDATE: The Franklin County Engineer has reopened intersection of N. Hague Avenue at El Paso Drive.

The intersection was closed for a sanitary sewer project.

Eastbound West Broad Street Restrictions

Eastbound West Broad Street will be reduced to one lane near I-270 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily for bridge work. Completion: April 27. (ODOT)

Bexley East Broad Street Improvements Project

Work on Bexley’s East Broad Street Improvements project begins today, Monday, June 13. Expect lane restrictions on East Broad Street between Nelson Road and Gould Road. Two-way traffic will be maintained. The project includes construction of a new curb and gutter, resurfacing, landscaping and the construction of planted medians. Completion: Late November, weather permitting. (Bexley)

Brock Road Closure Union County

Beginning at 7 a.m., on Monday, Feb. 20,  Brock Road  (CR 16 in Union County) will be closed to through traffic between Hyland-Croy Road and Industrial Parkway for bridge work.

The detour:

South (southeast) on Industrial Parkway, east on Mitchell-DeWitt Rd, east/northeast on McKitrick Rd., north on Hyland-Croy Road, back to Brock Road or the reverse.

The bridge will get a new deck and walls. Completion: Mid-to late May, weather permitting.

(ODOT)

On the map: https://goo.gl/maps/udf31zn3NcL2

Lazelle Road Flagging

Watch for crews at work and some flagging operations at the intersection of Lazelle Road and S. Old State Road this week as crews move utilities in preparation for the Lazelle Road Improvements project. In the coming weeks, crews will be working on the side of the road and flagging some days as needed on Lazelle Road between N. High Street (US 23) and Seattle Avenue (east of Sancus Blvd.) Hours of work will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. The work is expected to be complete by late July, weather permitting. (Columbus)

Paving Work Refugee at Gender

Crews will be finishing the improvements at Refugee and Gender Roads in the coming weeks. Watch for crews paving the week of May 22 and Striping the week of May 29 in and near the intersection. Crews will be on site between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Expect flagging operations between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily. (Columbus Public Service)

Kenny Road Water Line Work North of Ackerman Road

Be alert for lane restrictions on Kenny Road between Ackerman and Fishinger roads. Crews are working on a water line. At least one lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction during this work. Crews expect to be on Kenny Road through about mid-June, weather permitting.  (Columbus Public Utilities)

Short North Gallery Hop

The Short North Gallery Hop is held the first Saturday of each month. The Gallery Hop brings thousands of pedestrians to North High Street between I-670 and West 7th Avenue and on nearby streets. The event hours are from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Motorists are encouraged to be alert for heavy pedestrian and bicycle traffic before, during and after the official hours on Gallery Hop nights. For additional information, please see: http://shortnorth.org/events/  (Columbus)

Restrictions for Building Construction: West Long Street, North Front Street Area

Various lane and parking restrictions will be in effect at and near the intersection of West Long Street and North Front Street for building construction, beginning Tuesday, September 8, weather permitting.

  • The west curb lane of North Front Street will be closed between West Gay Street and West Lafayette Street.
  • Curb lane closures will be in place on the north and south sides of West Long Street between North Ludlow Street and North Front Street.
  • The bicycle lane on the south side of West Long Street between North Ludlow Street and North Front Street will be closed.
    • Motorists are asked to use extra caution and be alert for bicyclists on the roadway on West Long Street during this work.
  • A sidewalk detour will be in place on West Long Street between North Ludlow Street and North Front Street.
  • North Ludlow Street will be closed to through traffic between West Long Street and West Lafayette Street.  North Ludlow Street between West Lafayette Street and West Spring Street will be limited to northbound-only traffic.
  • West Lafayette Street will limited to westbound-only traffic between North Ludlow Street and North Front Street.

The restrictions on the north side of West Long Street and north of West Long Street are expected to remain in effect through summer 2017, weather permitting. The restrictions on the south side of West Long Street and south of West Long Street are expected to remain in effect through fall 2017, weather permitting. (Columbus)

Lynn and Pearl Streets Downtown Improvements

Watch for crews at work and various road and walkway restrictions on N. Pearl Street between East Broad and East Gay streets and on E. Lynn Street between N. High and N. 3rd streets.

Project improvements include:

  • New street lighting
  • Two historic, freestanding clocks at Lynn & High and Pearl & Gay
  • Aesthetic dumpster enclosures

Access to properties in the area will be maintained at all times.

Work is expected to be complete by early June, weather permitting. 

(Columbus)

US 42 Lane Restrictions at US 33

Beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 13, US 42 will be reduced to one lane in each direction at US 33, weather permitting. This work is for a bridge project that includes median removal, bridge wall sealing and bearing replacements. Completion: April 24. (ODOT)

Evening and Overnight Resurfacing, I-270 Northeast Side

The following lanes and ramps will be closed on I-270 North between Tech Center Drive and Johnstown Road  this evening, Monday, May 22 and overnight as follows, for pavement resurfacing, weather permitting:

7 PM: The ramp from Hamilton Road north to I-270 West will close.
Detour: Hamilton Road north to US 62 west to I-270 North.

7 PM: I-270 north will be reduced to three lanes between Hamilton Road and I-670.

8 PM: The ramp from Hamilton Road south to I-270 West will close.
Detour: Hamilton Road south to I-270 south to E. Broad Street (SR 16) to I-270 North.

8 PM: I-270 north will be reduced to two lanes between Hamilton Road and I-670

5 AM, Tuesday morning, May 23: All lanes and ramps open to traffic.

(ODOT)

SR 31, SR 347 Restrictions Marysville/Raymond Area

Beginning tomorrow, Monday, April 3, two different sections of  SR 31 and a section of SR 347 will be reduced to one lane of two-way traffic maintained by flaggers weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Crews will be making various pavement and bridge repairs and resurfacing, weather permitting.

SR 31 will be reduced to one lane between the Marysville City limits and SR 347 and between SR 739 and the Union/Hardin County line. SR 347 will be reduced to one lane between Raymond and SR 739. Expected Completion: June 30. (ODOT)

Various Lane Restrictions for Downtown Utility Work

Utility crews continue to be busy in the Downtown Columbus area. Expect various lane closures with at least one lane of through traffic maintained. Please be alert for equipment and crews at work between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. in various locations.

(AEP)

Pearl Street, Eden Alley and Short North Public Parking Lot Improvements

Work on the Pearl Street, Eden Alley and Short North Public Parking Lot Improvements project begins on Monday, June 6, weather permitting. The work will require a closure of N. Pearl Street, south of E. Russell Street and parking restrictions beginning on Monday, June 6. When work on N. Pearl Street is complete, N. Pearl Street will reopen and the metered city parking lot will close until the end of the project when it will reopen as a larger metered lot.  Eden Alley between E. Russell Street and N. Pearl Street will have restrictions in place during parking lot construction and resurfacing operations.

The project includes street reconstruction, streetscaping improvements, drainage improvements, upgraded pedestrian facilities and expands the city-owned parking lot at this location from 11 spaces to 25.

The work is expected to be complete by Sping 2017, weather permitting. For more information about the project, see http://www.columbus.gov/Templates/Detail.aspx?id=2147486605(Columbus)

S. State Street/Schrock Road Improvements Update

Expect various lane restrictions on S. State Street (S.R. 3) between King Arthur Blvd. and south of Lee Terrace and on Schrock Road between Brooksedge Blvd and S. Otterbein Avenue. At least one lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction. Expect some brief nighttime detours. The project includes road improvements, sidewalk upgrades, bicycle accommodations, landscaping; and lighting and signal improvements. Work is expected to be substantially complete by December 2016 with some final resurfacing work expected through mid-June, weather permitting. (Westerville)

Joyce Avenue Phase 3

Joyce Avenue is reduced to northbound only through traffic between E. 17th Avenue and E. Hudson Street for the Joyce Avenue Phase 3 improvements project.

The detour:

  • E. Hudson Street west to Cleveland Avenue, south to E. 17th Avenue, and west back to Joyce Avenue

or

  • E. Hudson Street, east to Parkwood Avenue, south to Mock Road, east to Woodland Avenue, south to E. 17th Avenue, and east back to Joyce Avenue .

Two-way local access is available from the north, north of Kenmore Road and from the south, south of Maloney Park.

Estimated project completion: Autumn 2017.

For more information see the project fact sheet.

(Columbus)

Bridge Replacement Project at SR 104

S. High Street/SR 104 Update

South High Street (US 23) is reduced to two lanes southbound and one lane northbound on the bridge over SR 104. Additionally, the ramp from SR 104 east to S. High Street  is reduced to one lane and there will be no turns permitted from eastbound SR 104 to northbound S. High Street. The detour is SR 104 east to Groveport Road to SR 104 west to northbound S. High St.  Expected completion: June 15. (ODOT)

Background:

On Friday January 8, 2016, the U.S. 23 bridge was struck by a truck traveling on SR 104 that had part of its frame raised. The impact was so great that a bridge beam was partially sheared off.

That weekend, a contractor removed the damaged bridge beam and about 12 feet of pavement on U.S. 23 north that was once supported by the bridge beam. Both directions on SR 104 and U.S. 23 reopened by Monday, January 11.

Originally, ODOT had a project to replace the beam that was damaged because it had been hit prior to the January crash. The project also planned to replace the bridge deck, or driving surface.

Immediately following the crash, ODOT started working on new plans for the project that now includes replacing all 11 steel beams in addition to the bridge deck. Because it takes six months to get steel beams, ODOT purchased the steel as soon as the new plans were completed.

To minimize the impact to traffic, ODOT did not begin the project until the steel beams were ready. 

(ODOT) 

US 62 Mid-Day Flagging, Southwest Side

US 62, between I-71 and SR 665, is reduced to one lane of two-way traffic, maintained by flaggers from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily for drainage work, weather permitting. 

Completion: January 31, 2017.

(ODOT)

West 3rd Avenue Widening near Railroad between Edgehill Road and Columbus Fire Station #25 (W. Third)

Watch for workers, equipment and flagging operations on West 3rd Avenue between Edgehill Road and Columbus Fire Station #25 as crews begin work on a widening, reconstruction and pedestrian path project. Motorists may wish to consider W. 5th Avenue and Goodale Blvd.  as alternate routes during this work .

The project will facilitate traffic flow, improve safety and provide pedestrian and bicyclist accommodations with the following improvements:

  • Widening and reconstructing the roadway
  • Constructing a new two-span railroad bridge
  • Building curbs, Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant curb ramps (ADA), sidewalks and a shared-use path
  • Upgrading street lights, signs and underground cables for traffic signals
  • Planting street trees and landscaping
  • Installation of  new traffic signals at:
    • Edgehill Road and W. 3rd Avenue
    • Edgehill Road and W. 5th Avenue

​The work is expected to be completed in autumn 2017, weather permitting.

Please drive with extra caution through this and all road-construction work-zones. More information on this project is available at: http://www.columbus.gov/publicservice/streets/project-information/3rd-Avenue-between-Edgehill-Road-and-fire-station/

(Columbus Public Service)

Hague Avenue Project Reaches Milestone

The Columbus Hague Avenue Improvements Project is expected to reach a milestone tomorrow, Thursday, Dec. 8. Weather permitting, crews will switch traffic to the newly-constructed west half of the roadway and will begin work on the east half of the road. After the switch is complete, probably by Friday, Dec.  9, on-street parking will again be available on the west side of  S. Hague Avenue.  S. Hague Avenue will continue to be limited to southbound-only traffic between W. Broad Street and Sullivant Avenue until crews complete the project in mid-2017, weather permitting. For more information about the  project, visit http://www.columbus.gov/publicservice/streets/project-information/Hague-Avenue-improvements/.  (City of Columbus)

Smothers Road to Close for Bridge Replacement

Smothers Road is scheduled to close over the Hoover Reservoir (East of Sunbury Road) beginning Monday, Feb. 13 for bridge replacement.

The posted detour:

  • Schott Road south to Walnut Street, west to Cubbage Road, south to Central College Road, west to Sunbury Road, and north to Smothers Road.
  • Or the reverse

Crews expect the bridge to reopen by July, weather permitting.

(Franklin County Engineer)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more details see: http://bit.ly/ptwsmothersflier

 

Parsons Avenue Restrictions South Side Sidewalk Project

Watch for single lane closures and crews at work on Parsons Avenue between Dering and Obetz from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily as crews install sidewalks and make safety improvements.  This work begins on Monday, March 6, and is expected to continue through September, weather permitting. For more information on the project see: https://www.columbus.gov/publicservice/streets/project-information/Parsons-Avenue-Neighborhood-Sidewalks   (Columbus/ODOT)

SR 104 Flagging Chillicothe Area

SR 104 will be reduced to one lane of two-way traffic maintained by flaggers between Yellowbud Road and SR 316  from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily for bridge and asphalt work.  Be alert for an automated flagging system using traditional red, yellow and green lights. Completion: June 30. (ODOT)

Restrictions near Stringtown Road and Buckeye Parkway, Grove City.

 Watch for crews at work and single lane closures near the intersection of Stringtown Road and Buckeye Parkway beginning this week. This work is in advance of the roadway improvements work planned for Stringtown Road between Buckeye Parkway and SR 104 which is expected to be in full swing by summer. (Grove City)

Lewis Center Road Closure

Lewis Center Road will be closed to through traffic between Bale Kenyon Road and Africa Road for the reconstruction of the bridge over Alum Creek beginning Monday, May 1, weather permitting. The road is scheduled to reopen by Friday, June 30. (Delaware County Engineer)

I-71 South Night Restrictions South of Stringtown Road

Southbound I-71 will be reduced to one lane between Stringtown Road and SR 665 from 8 p.m. Tuesday night, May 2 to 6 a.m., Wednesday morning, May 3, for median cable barrier repairs, weather permitting. (ODOT)

Glick Road Closure Coming in June

The Glick Road bridge over the O'Shaughnessy Dam and Scioto River is expected to close for approximately three weeks on about Monday, June 12, for resurfacing.

For more details, see: https://www.columbus.gov/Templates/Detail.aspx?id=2147496379

Additional details will be provided here when plans are finalized. 

Liberty Street Work

Be alert for crews at work on Liberty Street near Short Street beginning Monday, May 8. Crews are working on a major stormwater management project. One lane will be maintained in each direction. Completion: May 19, weather permitting. (Columbus Public Utilities)

E. State Street Saturday Closure

E. State Street will be closed between S. Grant Avenue and S. 6th Street on Saturday, May 6 between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.  for crane work, weather permitting. If weather prevents the work on Saturday, crews will do the work on Sunday, May 7, also from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Columbus) 

Evening and Overnight Ramp and Lane Closures I-270, Northeast Side

The following lanes and ramps will be closed from 7 p.m. Tuesday night, May 9 to Wednessday morning, May 10 at 5 a.m. as follows, for pavement repair and excavation work, weather permitting:

  • 7 p.m.: The ramp from northbound S. Hamilton Road  to I-270 West will close.
    • Detour: S. Hamilton Road north to US 62 west to I-270 North
  • 7 p.m.: I-270 north and south will be reduced to two lanes between S. Hamilton Road and I-670.
  • 8 p.m.: The ramp from S. Hamilton Road south to I-270 West will close.
    • Detour: S. Hamilton Road south to I-270 south to E. Broad Street (SR 16) to I-270 North.
  • 8 p.m.: I-270 North will be reduced to one lane between S. Hamilton Road and I-670.
  • 8 p.m.: The ramp from I-670 East to I-270 North will be reduced to one lane.
  • 11 p.m.: I-270 North will be reduced to one lane between S. Hamilton Road and Agler Road.
  • 11 p.m.: I-270 North will be reduced to two lanes between Agler Road and Easton Way.
  • 5 a.m., Wednesday morning, May 10:  All lanes and ramps open to traffic.

(ODOT)

Southbound N. State Street Mid-Day Restriction

Southbound N. State Street (SR 3) will be reduced to one lane between Lewis Center Road and Dustin Road on Tuesday, May 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for pavement repair, weather permitting. (ODOT)

On the Map: https://goo.gl/maps/fVoFSBsgutJ2

Eastbound US 33 on-ramp closure at the Carroll Interchange

The eastbound US 33 on-ramp at the Carroll Interchange will be closed from 7 p.m., Thursday evening, May 11, to 4 a.m., Friday morning, May 12, weather permitting.   Crews will be paving the ramp.  (ODOT)

Karl Road Utility Work

Watch for mid-day flagging operations on Karl Road between Pauline Avenue and Coronet Drive. Crews are working on utilities. Hours of work are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. The work is expected to be complete by Friday, May 26. (Columbus-Private)

Grove City’s Stringtown Road/Buckeye Parkway Improvements Project

Grove City’s Stringtown Road/Buckeye Parkway Road Improvements project starts new work Monday, May 22, weather permitting.

Resurfacing work scheduled:

May 22 to June 8:

  • Stringtown Road from Jackpot Road to immediately east of Buckeye Parkway. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction during work hours: 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. each following morning.
  • Buckeye Parkway from Stringtown Road to White Road. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction during work hours: 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. each following morning.

Plan for delays during work hours and drive or bike with extra caution in the area. (Grove City)

Pre-Morning Rush Brief Closures I-270 (West Side)

Expect several very short term rolling  road blocks on I-270 South between Cemetery Road and I-70 from about 11:55 p.m. to 5 a.m overnights this week. Each closure will last no longer than 15 minutes. Crews are removing overhead signs. Completion: May 26. (ODOT)

Bridge Work SR 315 at Goodale Street

The following ramps will be closed from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly for bridge work, weather permitting:

The ramp from Goodale Street to SR 315 North
Detour Westbound: Goodale Street west to Grandview Avenue South to I-670 east to SR 315 north.
Detour Eastbound: Goodale Street east to Vine Street, then Neil Avenue north to I-670 west to Grandview Avenue South to I-670 east to SR 315 north.

The ramp from I-670 west to SR 315 North
Detour: I-670 west to Grandview Avenue to I-670 east to SR 315 north.

Completion May 26. (ODOT)

US 23 Evening and Overnight Restrictions Delaware County

US 23 will be reduced to one lane in each direction between US 42 and US 36 Wednesday and Thursday, May 24 and 35, evenings and overnights, from 6 p.m. each evening to 4 a.m. each following morning, for overhead sign installation, weather permitting. (ODOT)

Ramp Open: SR 161 at I-270 (East Side)

UPDATE: The ramp from westbound SR 161 to I-270 South (on the east side) has reopened. It was closed earlier today due to an accident, (ODOT)

I-270 Evening and Overnight Resurfacing Work. Northeast Side

The following lanes and ramps will be closed on I-270 north between Hamilton Road and Johnstown Road from 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, to 5 a.m. Thursday morning, May 25 for pavement resurfacing as follows, weather permitting:

  • 7 p.m., Wednesday: The ramp from Hamilton Road north to I-270 West will close.
    • Detour: Hamilton Road north to US 62 west to I-270 North.
  • 7 p.m., Wednesday: I-270 North will be reduced to three lanes between Hamilton Road and I-670.
  • 8 p.m., Wednesday: The ramp from Hamilton Road south to I-270 West will close.
    • Detour: Hamilton Road south to I-270 south to E. Broad Street (SR 16) to I-270 North.
  • 8 p.m., Wednesday: I-270 North will be reduced to two lanes between Hamilton Road and I-670.
  • 11 p.m., Wednesday: The ramp from I-270 North to I-670 West/US 62 East/Johnstown Road will close.
    • Detour: I-270 north to Morse Road to I-270 south to I-670 west to US 62 East.
  • 5 a.m. Thursday morning, May 25: All lanes and ramps will open.

Similar work nearby is scheduled for Thursday evening and overnight, as follows, weather permitting.

  • 7 p.m. Thursday: I-270 North will be reduced to four lanes between Agler Road and Easton Way.
  • 8 p.m. Thursday The ramp from I-670 East to I-270 north will be reduced to one lane.
  • 8 p.m. Thursday I-270 North will be reduced to three lanes between Agler Road and Easton Way.
  • 10 p.m. Thursday I-270 North will be reduce to two lanes between Agler Road and Easton Way.
  • 11 p.m. Thursday The ramp from I-270 North to SR 161/Easton Way will close.
    • Detour: I-270 north to SR 3 to I-270 south to SR 161 or Easton Way
  • 5 a.m. Friday morning, May 26: All lanes and ramps will open.

(ODOT)

I-270 Mid-Day Restrictions Southeast Side

I-270 will be reduced to two lanes in each direction at Alum Creek Drive on Thursday and Friday, May 25 and 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, for bridge work, weather permitting (ODOT)

More I-270 Evening and Overnight Resurfacing Work: Northeast Side

The following lanes and ramps will be closed on I-270 North between Tech Center Drive and Johnstown Road from Thursday evening, May 25 and overnight as follows, for pavement resurfacing, weather permitting:

  • 7 p.m.: The ramp from Hamilton Road north to I-270 West will close.
    • Detour: Hamilton Road north to US 62 west to I-270 North.
  • 7 p.m.: I-270 North will be reduced to three lanes between Tech Center Drive and I-670.
  • 8 p.m.: The ramp from Hamilton Road south to I-270 West will close.
    • Detour: Hamilton Road south to I-270 south to Broad Street (SR 16) to I-270 north.
  • 8 p.m.: I-270 North will be reduced to two lanes between Hamilton Road and Agler Road.
  • 11 p.m.: The ramp from I-270 North to I-670 West/US 62 East/Johnstown Road will close.
    • Detour: I-270 north to Morse Road to I-270 south to I-670 west or US 62 East.
  • 5 a.m. Friday morning, May 26: All lanes and ramps will open.

(ODOT)

I-270 South Late Night Closure, West Side

I-270 South will be closed from 10 p.m. Thursdasy night, May 25 through  about 1 a.m., Friday morning, May 26, for bridge work, weather permitting.  The detour will be I-270 south to I-70 west to Hilliard Rome Road to I-70 east to I-270 South.

Additionally, I-270 North will be closed at I-70 from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. Friday morning, for bridge work, weather permitting. The ramps from I-270 North to I-70 West and I-70 East to I-270 North will close during these hours.  The detour for both ramps and I-270 northbound traffic will be I-70 east to Wilson Road north to I-70 west to I-270 North.

(ODOT)

S. Belle Street Closure

S. Belle Street is closed to through traffic between  W. Chapel and W Town streets for construction of a parking facility.  Access to COSI parking remains available from Belle Street; watch for lane restrictions in this area.  Motorists may wish to consider McDowell Street as an alternate for through traffic.  The restrictions are expected to remain in place through about November 2017, weather permitting. (COSI)

Closure: Second Street Immediately South of Fulton Street

Beginning at 5 a.m., Monday, Feb. 13, Second Street will close immediately south of  Fulton Street so crews can complete installation of a storm sewer. 

Access to the parking lot at Second Street will be maintained via Ludlow Street or Liberty Street.

NOTE: Fulton Street will remain open.

Completion: mid-April, weather permitting

(ODOT)

On the map: https://goo.gl/maps/vcr7c4zhqRA2

Utility Work, Lynn and Pearl Alleys

Watch for crews at work and various restrictions for utility work on N. Pearl Street between E. Broad and E. Gay streets and on E. Lynn Street between N. Pearl Street and N. 3rd Street. Flagging crews will be on hand to direct vehicles and pedestrians as needed. Access to businesses in the area will be maintained. Completion, June 1. (Columbia Gas)

SR 104 Mid-Day Lane Restrictions: Haul Rd to Groveport Road

Eastbound SR 104 will be reduced to one lane between Haul Road and Groveport Road on Wednesday and Thursday, May 24 and 25, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day, for bridge work, weather permitting. (ODOT)

Mid-Day I-71 Restrictions Near Orient

Southbound I-71 will be reduced to one lane at Harrisburg-Georgesville Road on Wednesday, March 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for median brush removal, weather permitting. (ODOT)

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Summit Street Protected Bike Lanes Information

Columbus’ first ever protected bike lanes are in place on Summit Street between East Hudson Street and East 11th  Avenue. Please click on the image below for more information on navigating on and near the lanes. (Columbus)

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Holidays Affect City of Columbus Parking Meters

The hours of enforcement at parking meters owned by the city of Columbus are not in effect on the following Holidays

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Presidents Day
  • Memorial Day
  •  Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Motorists may park free-of-charge at the meters on these holidays.  However, parking restrictions signage at some parking meters will be enforced, including but not limited to:

  • Morning and evening rush hour parking restrictions
  • Valet zones
  • Taxi zones
  • Loading zones
  • Handicapped-only zones
  • Residential parking permit zones
  • Parking meters that are bagged for construction or special events

Motorists are advised to read the parking restrictions signage posted at the curb and parking restrictions stickers attached to the parking meters before leaving their vehicle parked in a parking restricted zone.

For more information about Columbus parking, see www.columbus.gov/parking/

(Columbus)

More ODOT Road Work Information

For information on all construction work and restrictions on ODOT roads in Franklin County, Delaware County and other nearby counties, see:

www.dot.state.oh.us/districts/D06/current-construction-and-maintenance/Pages/default.aspx 

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