Grove City Traffic Updates
There are currently no traffic issues.
Ohio Department of Transportation
I-71 from Stringtown Road to SR 665 | Lane Restrictions
I-71 south will be reduced to one lane nightly, Monday through Saturday between SR 665 and Stringtown Road from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. to install median cable barriers.
Download the ODOT South Outerbelt Interchange Reconfiguration information.
The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has made some improvements to keep traffic moving and improve safety.
Cable barrier is being installed throughout the entire four-and-a-half-mile work zone. For portions of the work zone where there is a narrow grass median, the four-stand cable barrier will run on both sides of the road between Stringtown Road and SR 665. In the sections of the work zone where there is a wider grassy median, a single run of cable barrier will be installed closer to the center median.
DOTs across the country use cable barrier to prevent median cross-over crashes on flat or slightly sloped terrain. Cross-over crashes can be some of the most serious crashes which result in death or very serious injuries.
Even though the contractor has started installing the cable barrier, it will take most of the month of February to complete.
Another safety improvement already in place is additional signs for truckers. Six new ‘trucks use right lane’ signs are up between Stringtown Road and SR 665 and before you get into the construction work zone. These signs are enforceable.
Putting heavy loads in the right lane keeps the trucks farther away from the soft shoulder.
The $38 million construction project, which began last year, is widening both directions of I-71 between SR 665 and Stringtown Road and is expected to be complete in fall 2017.
Town Center Improvements
Download the Town Center Parking Map.
The final phase of the construction on the promenade will continue through the end of November.
- The City Hall parking lot is now one way southbound between Park Street and Grove City Road.
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.
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.
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.