Grove City Traffic Updates

Ohio Department of Transportation Gantz Road Lane Restrictions & Closures | Monday, Sept. 25 to Wednesday, Sept. 27

Ohio Department of Transportation reports maintenance on the Gantz Road bridge over I-270 between Home Road and Dyer Road. The bridge will close daily, Monday, Sept. 25 to Wednesday, Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Detour: Gantz Road northbound to Home Road westbound to US 62 eastbound to Big Run eastbound
Detour: Gantz Road southbound to Big Run westbound to US 62 westbound to Home Road eastbound

Drivers are encouraged to use extra care when traveling though all construction areas and detour routes. All construction is weather dependent.


Stringtown Road Lane Closures through November

A second northbound I-71 turn lane from westbound Stringtown Road is part of a multi-phased project to improve Stringtown Road traffic movement.

The left turn lane to Jackpot Road for eastbound Stringtown traffic is closed. Eastbound Stringtown traffic will be directed north on Thistlewood Drive and west on Killdeer Drive.

Download the Stringtown / Jackpot Road detour map.

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.


Gantz Road Phase II | Gantz Road / Brookham Drive Roundabout

Gantz Road is closed between Southwest Boulevard and Brookham Drive for construction of a roundabout through mid-November, weather permitting. Only local traffic will be permitted between Brookham Drive and Ohio Drive. The roundabout will improve the increasing traffic flow.

This project benefits from significant funding by the Ohio Public Works Commission and a completion date requirement is a funding stipulation. The provision limits the City’s control of the timing of this road construction improvement.

Download the Gantz Road Roundabout map.

This project will renew the existing street infrastructure along Gantz Road as well as to provide relief to the peak-hour congestion that occurs at the intersection of Gantz Road and Ohio Drive.

Due to the traffic volumes and the queuing of the traffic signals between the interstate ramps and McDowell Road – this corridor experiences backups during peak hours.  The existing intersection of Stringtown Road/Gantz Road is at capacity.  Signal timings were recently optimized to improve traffic flow along this corridor.  There is not sufficient right of way to provide additional improvements (e.g. additional pavement for another lane for stacking and traffic movement).

  • As part of an Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) project to improve the I-71/Stringtown Road interchange, there are plans to look at larger scale improvements to Stringtown Road. The current plan is to add 1 -2 additional lanes between the interchange and McDowell. The final scope of these improvements will be defined in the future when detailed engineering (ODOT) is completed (this is currently planned for after 2020).
  • The roundabout will allow for a right turn from Ohio Drive and a U-turn at Brookham Drive to head south on Gantz Road.  This traffic movement will reduce delays for traffic on Ohio Drive south to Gantz Road to Stringtown Road during peak hours.
  • Previous study efforts have found that signalization of the Gantz Road/Ohio Drive intersection will not mitigate congestion.  This is due to the proximity of this intersection to Stringtown Road and requirements to keep the intersection clear (reducing storage and introducing another traffic control location which would need to be synchronized with all the other signals on Stringtown Road).  Traffic volumes on Ohio Avenue have not met the industry standards for traffic signal warrant thresholds.

Stringtown Road Improvements at SR 104 

Stringtown Road is closed at SR 104, west approximately 2,400 feet for 170 days. The construction area through the closure is limited to local traffic only and includes installation of a new water main, sanitary mains and water services; storm-sewer improvements and full-depth pavement replacement and widening of Stringtown Road.

Drivers are encouraged to use extra care when traveling through all construction areas. All construction is weather dependent.


Ohio Department of Transportation I-71 Widening Project  |  Stringtown Road to Frank Road

The Ohio Department of Transportation South Side “Mega Fix” may affect your travel on Interstate 71 between Columbus and Grove City or beyond. The next phase of the project is officially underway.

Beginning at 9 p.m. every night, I-71 north will be reduced to one lane between Stringtown and Frank Roads so the contractor can move concrete barriers.

Lane and ramp closures are permitted during off-peak times, the specific timeframe depends on the number of lanes closed and traffic volumes on the ramp or on that section of roadway. Daytime lane and ramp closures are permitted in some locations between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., depending on traffic volumes. All lanes and ramps will be open by 5 a.m. on weekdays. Every effort will be made to provide prior notification of lane closures on I-71. Review the closure chart for additional information.

Additional materials about the South Side “Mega Fix” are on the Ohio Department of Transportation District 6 website including a project fact sheet, a graphic showing the final configuration of I-270 and I-71 south and how ODOT will keep you moving during construction.

The project team tentatively announced that the entrance ramp from Greenlawn Avenue to I-71 north will be closed for 15 days beginning Thursday, Oct. 5. The detour is Greenlawn Avenue to Harmon Avenue to West Mound Street to I-70 east.

As we get closer to entrance ramp closures, the Ohio Department of Transportation will provide notification.

Another way to stay up-to-date is to download the OHGO app for real-time traffic speeds, live cameras, personalized notifications and more.

The five-mile ODOT construction project 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.

Drivers are encouraged to use extra care when traveling through all construction areas. All construction is weather dependent.

For more information on these projects including closure days and times, please visit the ODOT District 6 web page and Daily Impacts to Traffic.


Mount Carmel Drive Waterline Construction

The tap is complete, and the chlorination testing is in process.

Drivers are encouraged to use extra care when traveling through all construction areas. All construction is weather dependent.

Town Center | Saturday mornings Sept. 23 through Oct. 7 in Grove City Town Center

Slow traffic is expected in Grove City Town Center on Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. due to heavy pedestrian presence for the Grove City Community Club Harvest Market. Park Street is closed west of Broadway. Please use caution in the area.

Download the Town Center Parking Map. 


2017 Street Maintenance

Residents on a street selected for maintenance will be notified by a door-hanger placed on their door no less than 48 hours prior to construction activities. The door-hanger will indicate the date, duration, and construction activity to be performed, as well as any special information a resident might need including contractor contact information, roadway parking restrictions or minor access restrictions. “No Parking” signs will be posted in appropriate areas no less than 48 hours in advance of any parking restriction.

Visit the 2017 Street Maintenance Schedule web page for the updated schedule.

Although the City strives to keep maintenance inconveniences to a minimum, at times the work required necessitates street or lane closures and temporary sidewalk and driveway closures. Your patience is greatly appreciated as we continue to create a community residents can take pride in. If you have questions concerning the timing of these projects, contact the Grove City Service Department at 614-277-1100.

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.