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Columbus Road Resurfacing

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:


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:

South Side 'Mega Fix' Between Grove City and Columbus

The South Side 'Mega Fix' is a five-mile ODOT construction project on Interstate 71 between Columbus and Grove City that will build extra lanes, new bridges and exit ramps. The $113 million project will be under construction for three years with completion planned for the Fall of 2020. 

Various overnight lane restrictions will be in place.

More information on the project can be found here.


Cannon Drive Relocation / State Route 315 Closures

Cannon Drive is closed for construction between Medical Center Drive and 12th Avenue. Access to Medical Center Drive and 12th, as well as State Route 315, will be maintained. Intermittent closures of the Route 315 off-ramp may occur during the fall of 2017 during off-peak periods, with major closures anticipated for spring / summer 2018.

The project will straighten and elevate Cannon Drive to provide future flood protection and open up 12 acres of developable land. View construction detours and Cannon Drive Relocation Project websites for additional information. The first phase of construction is expected to last through the fall of 2019.

(Ohio State)

Cleveland Avenue Lane Restrictions Between Routes 3 and 161

Motorists traveling on Cleveland Avenue between Rt. 3 (Westerville Road) and Rt. 161 (E. Dublin Granville Road) should watch for road crews and anticipate intermittent lane closures as road resurfacing and related-work continues on that stretch of road.

One lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction as part of the project. 

From Oakland Park Avenue north on Cleveland Avenue until Rt. 161, crews will be resurfacing the entire width of the roadway. On Cleveland Avenue, from Oakland Park Avenue to Rt. 3, bus lanes will be resurfaced and work will be done on curbs in different locations along that route.

Work is anticipated to last until November 23, dependent on weather.

(City of Columbus)

Lane Closure on Alum Creek Drive South of Frebis Ave Thursday

On Thursday, November 9, the southbound lane of Alum Creek Drive just south of Frebis Avenue will close from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Two-way traffic will be maintained with flaggers.

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  (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

(Columbus Public Service)

High Street Streetscape Improvements

Watch for crews at work on N. High Street between Convention Center Drive and Goodale Street and between 8th and 9th avenues 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:  This phase is expected to be complete this fall, weather permitting.


S. Washington Avenue at Oak Street Intersection Closure

The intersection of S. Washington Avenue and Oak Street continues to be closed for roadway and utility repairs. The date of the project completion is yet to be determined. (Columbus)

Indianola Avenue Bridge over the Glen Echo Ravine Rehabilitation

The Indianola Avenue (US Route 23) bridge over the Glen Echo Ravine closed 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 November 11, 2017, weather permitting.

For more information on the project see the project flier at (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: (Columbus Public Service)

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

Update: There are currently no traffic impacts on this project. 

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

‚ÄčThe work is expected to be completed in Spring 2018, weather permitting.

Please drive with extra caution through this and all road-construction work-zones. More information on this project is available at:

(Columbus Public Service)

SR 310 Widening

SR 310 (Hazelton-Etna Rd SW) in Licking County will be widened and improved between US 40 (National Road SW) and I-70 beginning Monday, June 12. Two-way traffic will be maintained. Expect occasional flagging operations between  9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and between 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.  Estimated Completion: Fall 2018, weather permitting. (ODOT)

On the Map:

North Side Fix Update

North High Street (US 23) drivers should prepare for a new traffic pattern on the ramps to I-270 west and SR 315 starting  Tuesday, June 13, weather permitting.

Here's what drivers can expect:

  • NEW RAMP FOR US 23 NORTH: Traffic will take the temporary ramp to I-270 West instead of merging directly onto the interstate. 
    • Traffic coming from US 23 south will now have to yield to traffic coming from northbound  US 23 at the merge point shown in the graphic below. 

Drivers should allow extra time as motorists adjust to this new traffic pattern. 

For more information on the North Side Fix Project which expected to be complete by Fall 2017, visit:



West Mound Street Lane Reductions

West Mound Street between Hague Avenue and Wayne Avenue will be reduced from four lanes to two -- one in each direction -- as construction begins on a sidewalk project July 17. The project is expected to be completed in Spring 2018.

(City of Columbus)

SR 315, Olentangy River Road, Goodale Blvd, and Twin Rivers Drive Work


Reconstruction near the SR 315 SB Exit Ramp to Olentangy River Rd. started on Monday, July 17. This project will improve the Goodale Blvd/Twin Rivers Dr/Olentangy River Rd intersection and the SR 315/Olentangy River Rd intersection. This $3.5 million project will be complete mid-November of 2017, weather permitting. 



Update to this project: 

  • SR 315 SB will be shifted closer to the median north of  I-670. Both lanes will be maintained.

  • Work to widen the SR 315 SB ramp to Olentangy River Rd. will begin. The ramp will remain one lane at the traffic signal. 

This traffic pattern will remain in place until November.

Ongoing work: 

  • Goodale Blvd. is reduced to one lane eastbound at the Olentangy River Rd. intersection.

  • Olentangy River Road is reduced to two lanes SB and one lane NB between Goodale Blvd. and the ramps at SR 315 south. 

  • The sidwewalk along the south side of Goodale Blvd. will be closed and pedestrian traffic will be detoured to the north side of the road.

Intersection Improvements:

View a graphic here.

  • SR 315 SB Exit Ramp to Olentangy River Rd. will be widened to 3 lanes at the signal

  • New dual left turn lanes from SB Olentangy River Rd. to Goodale Blvd.

  • New right turn lane from NB Olentangy River Rd. to SR 315 SB Ramp

  • Olentangy River Rd. will be resurfaced north of Goodale Blvd.

  • Goodale Blvd. will be resurfaced at the intersection with Olentangy River Rd./Twin Rivers Dr. 

Project Benefits:

  • Relieves pressure on Goodale Blvd. & Olentangy River Rd. traffic signals

  • Moves traffic to and from SR 315 more efficiently

  • Creates opportunities for new development

  • Improves safety and reduces congestion on SR 315

(ODOT, City of Columbus and Nationwide Realty)

Ramp from Main Street to Interstate 71 South

Beginning at 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 16, the ramp from Main Street to Interstate 71 south will close to complete the work on I-70. The closure is scheduled for nine months (roughly April 2018) but could be permanent depending on construction of the next project which is set to start in 2018.

The detour is: Rich St. to 3rd St. to I-71 south.



Fulton Street Closure Between 4th Street and Engler

On Monday, July 17, Fulton Street will be closed between 4th Street and Engler for six months (roughly January 2018). One way eastbound traffic will be maintained from 5th St. to Grant. Fulton will be open in both directions between Grant and the School Facility Drive. The closures are necessary so crews can begin work on the next project that will improve the downtown Interstate 70/71 corridor.

The detour is: 

Westbound Fulton traffic will use Mound to 3rd.

Eastbound Fulton traffic use 4th to Main St. to Washington. 



I-70 West Into Downtown Between 18th and Grant Reduced to One Lane

East Side drivers headed downtown via Interstate 70 will notice a new traffic pattern just before the I-70/71 split.

I-70 west is reduced to one lane between 18th Street and Grant Avenue to construct a retaining wall along the interstate. That means I-70 west thru traffic and traffic headed to I-71 south have to merge into the left lane sooner than they did prior to construction.

Drivers are encouraged to follow the signs and choose their lane early. 

This $41 million project is the first of five projects to improve the I-70/71 corridor. The first project will build a new wider bridge at Grant Avenue as well as make improvements to Mound and Fulton. Completion is expected to be in the fall of 2018.

East Dublin-Granville Road Closure Between Old Hamilton and Hamilton

Dublin-Granville Road between Old Hamilton Road and the Hamilton Road S Curve will be closed beginning Monday (8/14) for several months as part of the new Dublin-Granville Road Realignment project.

This will be a full closure and the road will reopen in early spring of 2018, after the new road has been completed.

Detours are being set up down Old Hamilton Road through the S Curve.

(City of Columbus)

Reed Road between Henderson and Lane Roads

Reed Road between Henderson Road and Lane Road will have restrictions in place for a road reconstruction project that began September 18. Two-way traffic will be maintained in both directions for the time being.

The project is expected to be completed in late November.

(Upper Arlington)

Glick Road Closure Over O'Shaughnessey Dam

On Friday, November 3 at 11 p.m., the Glick Road bridge over O'Shaughnessey Dam will close to perform work to the structure. This closure is projected until Monday, November 6 at 5 a.m.

(City of Columbus)

King Avenue Lane Restrictions

This week (11/6 - 11/10), the northern, westbound lane of King Avenue, between Cannon Drive and the SR-315 overpass, will close daily from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Traffic officials will be on-site during this time. This lane closure will facilitate work associated with the installation of a retaining wall for the new Cannon Drive.

Two-way traffic will be maintained and motorists should anticipate delays during this time. More:


Cleveland Avenue and Schrock Road Improvements

Cleveland Avenue between I-270 and Schrock Road will have intermittent lane closures for an expansion project. 

The project will make the following improvements:

  • Additional northbound and southbound lanes along Cleveland Avenue
  • Additional eastbound lanes on Schrock Road to provide dual left and dual right turn lanes onto Cleveland Avenue
  • Installing new sidewalk on the north side of Schrock Road between Schrock Hill Court and Cleveland Avenue
  • Extending the multi-use path on th east side of Cleveland Avenue from I-270 north to JP Morgan Chase & Co. signal with connections to Sharon Woods Metro Park and Mt. Carmel St. Ann's
  • Improving streen lighting and utilities

Completion: December 2018

For more information:

(City of Westerville)

Lane Restrictions At Morse and Stelzer Roads

Beginning Tuesday, October 24, there will be lane restrictions on Morse Road in the area of Stelzer Road and Seward Street for a water project. The two outside eastbound lanes on Morse Road between Easton Loop and Stelzer Road will close, and all eastbound traffic will shift to the two inside eastbound lanes of traffic.

The project is expected to be complete by November 3rd, with work taking place in non-peak hours.

(City of Columbus)

High Street Beween Hull Street and East Hubbard Ave

Beginning Nov. 6, work will get under way at 800 North High Street – a new private development project being built on the east side of High Street. This means the far east lane of High Street will be closed and all east-side meters between Hull Street and East Hubbard Avenue will be bagged. The four meters on East Hubbard Avenue will be bagged and the sidewalk on the south side of this road will be closed to pedestrians to accommodate needs of the work zone and maintain safety. In addition, approximately the first 200 feet of North Pearl Street from East Hubbard Avenue southward will be closed for work zone activities.

Expect pedestrian access through this area and to businesses to be fully maintained on both sides of High Street. It will also be maintained on the north side of East Hubbard Avenue for continued access to these businesses as well as the Hubbard Garage. These restrictions will be in place for approximately 19 months throughout the build-out, with completion slated for May 2019.

Northbound Reed Road to Close Between Lane and Henderson Roads

On Tuesday, October 31, the northbound lane of Reed Road between Lane Road and Henderson Road will close. Only southbound traffic will be able to use Reed Road at that location.

The closure is expect to last a month (approximately November 30).

(Upper Arlington)

SR 315 Closure Between Plum Tree Drive and Edgecliff Drive

State Route 315 will close between Plum Tree Drive and Edgecliff Drive in Mt. Air for a culvert repair from Friday night until Monday morning. 

The closure will begin at 8 p.m. Friday November 3. SR 315 will remain closed through the weekend and not re-open until 6 a.m. Monday, November 6. 

South of the work zone, the detour is I-270 EB to US 23 to SR 750 to SR 315. 
North of the work zone the detour is SR 315 NB to SR 750 to US 23 to I-270 WB to SR 315.  

The intersection of Worthington Hills will be open since the culvert work is north of the intersection. 

5th Avenue Eastbound Lane Restriction near 4th Street

The eastbound curb lane of E. 5th Ave. between N. 4th Street and Cleveland Avenue will close for a water project on Monday, November 13. The work will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is expected to last three days. Traffic will be maintained in both directions.

Columbus Department of Public Service Road Project Fact Sheets

Columbus Department of Public Service Road Project Fact Sheets (current and future project overviews)

Columbus Street Sweeping

Columbus Street Sweeping

City of Columbus street sweeping schedule updates are available at:



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