Ohio Department of Transportation Traffic Updates
I-71 from Stringtown Road to SR 665 | Lane Restrictions
Download the ODOT South Outerbelt Interchange Reconfiguration information.
Friday, Sept. 30 | Interstate 71 SOUTH
Driving on a new roadway is not the only change for motorists on southbound Interstate 71 this weekend. If you take the exit from Stringtown Road to I-71 south, you will be on a new, temporary ramp. A concrete barrier will separate drivers on the ramp from the work zone and thru traffic before they merge with mainline Interstate 71 south.
The project, which began last year, is widening both directions of Interstate 71 between SR 665 and Stringtown Rd. and is expected to be complete in 2017.
Here’s how traffic will be impacted, weather permitting:
8 p.m. – I-71 south will be reduced to one lane between I-270 and SR 665.
9 p.m. – The ramp from SR 665 east and west to I-71 south will close. The detour for SR 665 west is US 62 to I-71 south. The detour for SR 665 east is I-71 north to I-270 west to I-71 south.
9:30 p.m. – The following ramps will close:
- Stringtown Road to I-71 south
Detour: Westbound Stringtown Road will take US 62 south to I-71 south.
Eastbound Stringtown Road will take I-71 north to I-270 west to I-71 south
- I-270 east to I-71 south
Detour: I-270 east to I-71 north to I-270 west to I-71 south (three loop ramps)
10 p.m. – The ramps from I-71 south to Stringtown Road and SR 665 will close.
Detour: I-71 south to US 62 to I-71 north to Stringtown Road or SR 665
Saturday, Oct. 1 – All exits and lanes will be open by 1 p.m.
When all ramps and lanes reopen Saturday afternoon, drivers coming from Stringtown Road onto I-71 south will be on the ramp for a mile before merging with the southbound through lanes.
While using the ramp from Stringtown Road to I-71 south, a concrete barrier wall will be on the left until the ramp traffic merges onto the highway south of White Road. See graphic for additional information.
Town Center Improvements
Mill Street is closed to through traffic between Broadway and the railroad tracks for construction through mid-September. Parking is available behind the Broadway Design Group, via the Broadway entrance.
Town Center improvements include expansion and reconfiguration of the existing public parking lot between Park Street and Grant Avenue. In addition improvements will occur along Park Street, Grove City Road and Grant Avenue between Broadway and the railroad track.
The City’s contractor, Danbert Inc., is beginning sub-surface infrastructure work and construction will continue through the remainder of 2016. While measures are underway to minimize the impact to businesses and the public, restrictions are in place limiting the use of rotating parking areas. Restrictions to traffic on Park Street, Grove City Road and Grant Avenue may arise as the work progresses. Access will be maintained to all local businesses; however access points will vary based on the phase of the work.
Parking options are changing due to the construction for Broadway Station, a 120-unit, multi-family development behind City Hall. Visit the Pizzuti Companies website for more information on the project.
A new parking lot, west of Broadway opens Wednesday, Aug. 10. The lot north of City Hall on Park Street will close for construction when the new lot is open.
Please note: the lot entrance and exit is west on Park Street before the railroad tracks, see maps below.
Download the Town Center Parking Map, updated August 2016.
Download the Grove City Town Center Redevelopment Parking Lot Improvements Map, May, 2016.
Drivers are encouraged to use extra care when traveling through the construction zones. We appreciate your patience as we look to complete this significant investment to enhance our community. Please contact my office at 614-277-1100 with any questions.
Gantz Road Improvement Project
Part I of the Gantz Road improvement project is from Stringtown Road to just south of Brookham Drive. The improvements include curb replacement, resurfacing, street lighting upgrades and installation of a bike path from Stringtown Road to Ohio Avenue on the east side of Gantz Road.
Part II of the Gantz Road improvement project includes the construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Gantz Road and Brookham Drive. This will go out for bid later this summer and is expected to commence in the fall.
Download the Gantz Road Improvements Map.
Broadway and Southwest Boulevard
During construction traffic may be affected at Southwest Blvd. and Broadway, for approximately 500′ in each direction of the intersection. Two-way traffic will be maintained, delays are expected.
Download the Southwest Blvd. & Broadway Detour Map
Drivers are encouraged to use extra care when traveling through the construction area.
Borror Road Construction | Franklin County Engineer’s Office
Through the end of October work on Borror Road includes the rehabilitation and deck replacement of the bridge over Plum Run. All closures and openings are weather dependent.
The posted detour route for southbound motorists is Zuber Road west to Hoover Road (Welch Road), south to Lane Road, and east to Borror Road. Northbound motorists will follow the detour route in the opposite direction.
For updates or additional information, contact the Franklin County Engineer’s Office at 614-525-3030 or visit the Franklin County Engineer’s Office website.
Drivers are encouraged to use extra care when traveling through all construction areas. All construction is weather dependent.
Construction and road closure updates will be sent via the “From the Grove” E-newsletter and on the City’s Facebook and Twitter pages. For additional information, call the Grove City Public Service Department at 614-277-1100.