There was an article in the Dispatch yesterday highlighting some of the roadwork projects around town. Sure would be nice to have transit alternatives to highways, but instead we’re all just left to suffer through construction without complaining.
The 3rd Street bridges south of I-670 are to reopen to some commuters this week and to all by sometime next week. The bridges have been closed to many motorists since July 9 for deck replacement and other repairs. They normally carry about 30,400 southbound vehicles a day over Goodale Street, the railroad tracks and Nationwide Boulevard into Downtown.
The roundabout at Morse Road and Rt. 62 in northeastern Franklin County is to be completely open to motorists by mid-October, about a month ahead of schedule, Ringle said.
Construction of the intersection at Cosgray and Hayden Run roads is to be completed by the end of the month, more than a month ahead of schedule, Ringle said. The intersection already is open to traffic.
Deck replacement on the Greenlawn Avenue bridge is to be finished by Dec. 7 and could be done by Thanksgiving, Ringle said. The bridge has remained open to traffic as workers replace one half of the deck at a time.
ODOT’s $126 million reconstruction of the interchange at I-270/Rt. 161 and Sunbury Road is scheduled for completion in December.
Columbus officials said the storm-sewer construction project on 5th Avenue, just west of Olentangy River Road, that started in the spring is on schedule to finish this fall.
Converting Gay Street Downtown from a one-way to two-way street is expected to be completed in December, city officials said.