I-70 near downtown, I-71 at south outerbelt to be impacted by bridge work all week

I-70 near downtown Columbus, Ohio. (Courtesy: OHGO)

ODOT announced two major bridge projects will take place this week.

Bridge work on the south side of Columbus and near downtown will affect traffic starting Monday night. ODOT released a detailed plan on when closings and lane restrictions would take place.

I-71 at I-270 on the south side

"Despite ice and snow season, it's time to demolish a bridge and build a new one on the South Side Mega Fix," said ODOT Public Information Officer Nancy Burton. "The two bridges that carry both directions of Interstate 71 traffic over I-270 are being re-built. In order to demolish the old bridges safely, there will be major closures at the interchange of I-270 and 71 all next week beginning Monday, weather permitting."

Here is the schedule:

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2018

  • 9 PM: I-71 SB reduced to one lane between Greenlawn Ave. and Dyer Road.
  • 9 PM Ramp from Greenlawn to 71 NB closes Detour: I-71 SB to SR 104 to I-71 NB.
  • 10 PM: all lanes of I-270 EB closed between Gantz Rd. and I-71. Detour: I-270 EB to I-71 SB to Stringtown Rd. to I-71 NB to I-270 EB.
  • 10 PM: I-270 WB reduced to one lane between US 23 and I-71.
  • 10 PM: I-71 NB reduced to one lane between Stringtown and I-270
  • 10 PM: I-71 SB reduced to one lane between Stringtown Rd. and I-270.
  • 5 AM: all ramps and interstate lanes open

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2018

  • 10 PM: I-270 WB reduced to one lane between I-71 and US 23.
  • 5 AM: All lanes of I-270 WB open
  • WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14 - THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2018
  • 10 PM: I-270 WB reduced to one lane between US 23 and I-270.
  • 10 PM: Ramp from I-270 WB to I-71 SB closed. Detour: I-270 WB to US 62 to I-270 EB to I-71 SB.
  • 10 PM: Ramp from I-71 NB to I-270 WB closed. Detour: I-71 NB to Rt. 104 to I-71 SB to I-270 WB
  • 5 AM: Each morning, all ramps and lanes of I-270 WB open.

Steel Beams on Grant St. Bridge Coming Down

"With the concrete bridge deck gone, it's now time to remove the steel beams from the old Grant St. Bridge in downtown Columbus," said Burton. "Work will occur during overnight hours beginning Monday, February 12, weather permitting, because traffic volumes are the lightest. Below are details on how traffic will be maintained during demolition."

MONDAY FEBRUARY 12 - TUESDAY FEBRUARY 13, 2018

  • 9 PM: I-70 EB reduced to two lanes between I-71 and SR 315
  • 9 PM: Ramp from Broad St. to I-71 SB closed. Detour: Broad St. to I-71 NB to I-670 WB to SR 315 SB to I-71 SB.
  • 11 PM: All lanes of I-70 WB closed between the east split and SR 315. I-70 WB traffic will be re-routed using I-71 NB to I-670 WB to SR 315 SB to I-70 WB.
  • 5 AM: all lanes and ramps open.

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 14 - THURSDAY FEBRUARY 15, 2018

  • By 11 PM both I-70 EB & WB will be closed between I-71 (east split) and SR 315 (west split).
  • At 8 PM the following ramps will close:
  • Broad St. to I-71 SB Detour: I-71 NB to I-670 WB to SR 315 SB to I-71 SB
  • 3rd St. ramp to I-70 EB Detour: Third St. to Livingston Ave. to I-70 EB
  • At 10 PM, the following ramps will close:
  • SR 315 SB to I-70 EB Detour: I-670 EB to I-71 SB to I-70 EB
  • Greenlawn Ave. ramp to I-71 NB Detour: I-71 SB to SR 104 to I-71 NB to SR 315 NB to I-670 EB to I-71 NB
  • At 11 PM, all lanes of I-70 EB at I-670 are closed. Detour: I-670 EB to I-71 SB to I-70 EB
  • At 11 PM, all lanes of I-70 WB at I-71 NB are closed. Detour: I-71 NB to I-670 WB to SR 315 SB to I-70 WB
  • At 11 PM, the following ramps are closed:
  • I-71 NB to I-70 EB Detour: I-71 NB to SR 315 NB to I-670 EB to I-71 NB
  • I-71 SB to I-70 WB Detour: I-71 SB to I-670 WB to SR 315 SB to I-70 WB.
  • By 5 AM each morning, all ramps and lanes of I-70 EB & WB are open.

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 16, 2017

  • 9 PM: I-70 EB is reduced to two lanes between 3rd St. and I-71.
  • 9 PM: Ramp from 3rd St. to I-70 EB closed Detour: Third St. to Livingston Ave. to I-70 EB.
  • 5 AM Saturday, all ramps and lanes of I-70 EB open.
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