Grove City Traffic Updates

Hoover Road and Columbus Street/Stringtown Road Crosswalk Maintenance

Crosswalk maintenance begins is underway through Monday, Aug. 9 at the intersection of Hoover Road and Columbus Street/Stringtown Road.  Crews will start on the western leg of the intersection and work counterclockwise during the next week. Work is planned on one leg of the intersection at a time and all lane restrictions will be opened during non-work hours daily. Two-way traffic will be maintained at all times, with lane restrictions.


Borror Road Closure | Zuber Road to Hiner Road

The Franklin County Engineer reports beginning Monday, Aug. 2, Borror Road will be close for approximately 45 days for bridge replacement.

The detour route for southbound motorists is London-Groveport Road (SR 665) east to Jackson Pike (SR 104), south to Hiner Road, and west to Borror Road. Northbound motorists will follow the detour route in the opposite direction.


2021 GROVE CITY STREET MAINTENANCE PROGRAM

The 2021 Grove City Street Program is underway, work is planned weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Please plan your commute accordingly and use caution in the Week of construction areas. All work is weather permitting.

Upcoming Work | Week of Aug. 2

  • Homecomer Drive curb removal and replacement begins Monday, Aug. 2.
  • Striping is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 2 on Stringtown Road at Gantz Road.
  • White Road at Buckeye Parkway is scheduled for saw and seal work beginning Monday, Aug. 2. Traffic will be maintained but restricted, expect delays. Loop detector installation and stripping is scheduled for the week of Aug. 9.

Full-depth repairs and maintenance are scheduled on the bike trails near the following streets, with posted parking restrictions, when necessary.

  • Buckeye Parkway (Borror Road to Indian Trails Park bridge)
  • Hawthorne Parkway (Borror Road to Winnebago Street)
  • 665 Trail (Hoover Road to North Meadows Drive)

Traffic will be maintained with restrictions. Expect delays and avoid the area, if possible. All work is weather dependent; it may be postponed or canceled without prior notice. Drivers are encouraged to use extra care when traveling through the construction areas.

View the 2021 Street Program map and schedule.


KINGSTON CENTER PARKING LOT UPGRADES

The parking area for the Kingston Center including for Grove City Parks and Recreation offices will be upgraded. Construction is scheduled for Monday, July 26 through Friday, Aug. 20. Public parking is available in Park Street Intermediate School’s south lot, off Kingston Avenue. The front (street-side) entrance of the Kingston Center is open and the night dropbox has been moved to that entrance.

Visitors should park in the rear parking lot of Park Street Intermediate School, accessible from Kingston Avenue just east of the Kingston Center, and enter the Kingston Center through the front entrance.

Red Cross blood drives are temporarily to the Evans Center. Thank you for your patience as we improve our facilities.


Haughn Road Widening | South of Orders Road

Haughn Road widening work is underway as part of the Browns Farm development. Construction is scheduled weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., for approximately 30 days. Two-way traffic will be maintained throughout the construction duration. Traffic will be maintained with restrictions; we appreciate your patience. All work is weather dependent.


Home Road Westbound Closure | Gantz to Hoover roads

Home Road westbound is closed between Hoover to Gantz roads through the end of October. Please follow detours. Please use caution as you navigate this area and allow for brief delays.


US 62, Grove City South

The Ohio Department of Transportation reports traffic closures on northbound and southbound US 62 at I-71 that could affect drivers south of Grove City through mid-August.

The US 62 ramp to I-71 northbound is closed as part of the I-71 widening project between the Franklin County line and SR 665. The ramp will be closed for 30 days for reconstruction. Drivers should take US 62 to SR 665 to access I-71 northbound.

All work is expected to be completed in August, weather permitting.


ADDITIONAL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

SR104 from Holton Road to the Scioto Grove Metropark Entrance

Lane closures from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Two-way traffic will be maintained with restrictions. Expect delays and all work is weather dependent and may be postponed or canceled without prior notice. Drivers are encouraged to use extra care when traveling through the construction area.

  • Excavation for bank widening and stabilization continues on the east side of the road. Two-way traffic will be maintained.
  • Later in the week, traffic may be moved to one lane with flagging operations to maintain two-way traffic flow, expect delays.

Holton Road and State Route 104 Intersection Improvements

This project will align the Holton Road and SR 104 intersection with the Scioto Grove Metro Park entrance resulting in one signalized intersection. The project will include widening of SR 104 for a left turn lane, a new traffic signal and other related improvements including pedestrian connectivity to the Scioto Grove Metro Park.

The first phase includes building the new park entrance and will not impact traffic. One lane will be maintained in each direction.

Installation of culvert pipes and end walls for the driveways is underway. Flagging operations are in place to reroute northbound traffic.

The next phase begins in July requiring the closure of Holton Road at the intersection of SR 104. Access to all homes in the area will be maintained. The detour to access SR 104 is via White Road.

Southwest Boulevard Widening

  • Southwest Boulevard widening to five lanes is scheduled through August 2021. Both eastbound and westbound traffic will be maintained.  Please use caution as you navigate this area and allow for brief delays.

Please plan your commute accordingly and use caution in the area. All work is weather permitting.


COLUMBUS STREET EXTENSION

The extension of Columbus Street and new at-grade railroad crossing will allow for the redevelopment of the adjacent parcels and provide connectivity to the former Beulah Park site. The improvement consists of a new public roadway, ancillary infrastructure improvements including storm sewers, waterlines, streetlights and sidewalks.

Visit the Columbus Street Extension web page for project updates.


DEMOREST ROAD CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENTS

The Demorest Road Corridor Improvements project will extend along Demorest Road between Chickasaw Drive on the south and Basswood Avenue on the north. The major construction activity will occur between Rockledge Street and Basswood Avenue, where the roadway will be widened and reconstructed to include a center turn lane with curbs, sidewalks, a shared-use path and new street lighting along with sanitary sewer, storm sewer and water main improvements.

Visit the Demorest Road Corridor Improvements web page for project updates.


HOME ROAD IMPROVEMENTS

Home Road westbound is closed between Hoover to Gantz roads through the end of October. Please follow detours. Please use caution as you navigate this area and allow for brief delays.

Improvements to Home Road, between Broadway and Gantz Road, are scheduled in two separate projects.

The City, with Ohio Public Works Commission funding assistance, will be facilitating improvements of Home Road from Gantz Road to Hoover Road. The project will include:

  • Full reconstruction of the pavement at the intersections of Gantz Road and Hoover roads.
    • At the Gantz Road intersection, the pavement will be widened and the existing multi-use path will be relocated to improve truck-turning maneuverability.
    • At the Hoover Road intersection, the widening will be extended 100 feet further to the east to increase the capacity of the left turn lane.
  • Pavement reclamation and roadway widening between the two intersections.
  • Storm drainage improvements, including ditch regrading and the installation of a storm sewer with inlets.
  • Addition of street lighting added to the corridor.

TRAFFIC SIGNAL AND STREET LIGHTING IMPROVEMENTS

The City of Grove City is conducting a Traffic Signal and Street Lighting Improvement project at four locations throughout the City.

Gantz Road and Southpark Place Intersection

Improvements include a widening of the northeast and southeast curb returns (curved portion of the intersection), pavement resurfacing, replacement and relocation of existing traffic signal equipment, sidewalk replacement and the installation of a new asphalt multi-use trail between the intersection and the nearby parking lot.

  • Phase 1, located south of Southpark Place.
  • Phase 2, located north of Southpark Place, with anticipated completion by Friday, August 13, weather permitting. Lane closures, in the form of lane shifts, will be in place for the duration of the project.

Hoover Road and Blue Grass Lane/Mount Carmel Lane Intersection

Improvements for this intersection include the installation of a new traffic signal, removal and replacement of existing sidewalks, curb ramps and an asphalt multi-use trail., weather permitting. Intermittent lane restrictions will be in place during work hours.

Hoover Road and Kingston Avenue Intersection

Improvements for this intersection include the installation of two mast-arm sign signal supports and associated equipment to convert this T-intersection to a four-way signalized intersection. This project is associated with the Schoedinger Funeral Home site. Intermittent lane restrictions will be in place during work hours.

Scenic Way and Parkview Drive Street Lighting

Improvements for this location include the installation of 10 street lights, weather permitting. Intermittent lane restrictions will be in place during work hours.

Please plan your commute accordingly and use caution in the area. All work is weather permitting.


OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SOUTHSIDE MEGAFIX UPDATE

The Ohio Department of Transportation is in the final phase of the Southside Megafix. Pay close attention to signage and drive carefully through construction areas.

New Traffic Pattern on I-71 North Exit to I-270

I-71 north traffic originating from south of Stringtown Road, and exiting at I-270 should follow the overhead signs and exit for I-270 before Stringtown Road. This change will direct traffic exiting to I-270, including traffic entering from Stringtown Road, to the right of the new barrier wall, while thru traffic on I-71 north will be left of the wall.

This new traffic pattern will reduce congestion caused by crisscrossing traffic entering and exiting the interstate, similar to the changes made in the southbound direction late last year.

Crews are working on the barrier wall,  necessary to shift all northbound lanes into their respective destination lanes. All work is expected to be complete in August, weather permitting.

All work is weather dependent; it may be postponed or canceled without prior notice. Drivers are encouraged to use extra care when traveling through construction areas.



PROJECT MILESTONE: Grove City residents, there is a new exit ramp from I-71 south to Stringtown Road.

Download a graphic showing the final configuration of I-270 and I-71 south.

Project completion is scheduled for the end of August 2021.

This ramp opening marks a final milestone in the $120-million mega project to widen I-71 from I-70 to Stringtown Road. Crews are working to complete final paving by the end of November, weather permitting.


GROVE CITY TOWN CENTER PARKING

Ample parking is available throughout Grove City Town Center. View or print the Grove City Town Center parking map.


Ohio Department of Transportation I-71 Widening Project | Southside Megafix

The Ohio Department of Transportation reports I-71, SR 104 and I-270 will experience various lane and ramp restrictions to reconstruct and widen I-71 between downtown Columbus and Stringtown Road through December 2020. Work includes replacing bridges, realigning and reconfiguring interchanges and intersections, rebuilding ramps and constructing noise walls.

  • Project work includes the completion of:
    • The express lane on I-71 north, between Stringtown Road and I-270;
    • The addition of a noise wall on the west side of I-71 from north of White Road to the existing noise wall;
    • The new Stringtown Road southbound ramp final configuration map.
      The project doesn’t modify the I-270 west to I-71 south ramp, but congestion will be reduced. The southbound traffic exiting at Stringtown Road will exit before getting to I-270, making it easier for the westbound to southbound traffic to merge without the weaving and jockeying for position with the Stringtown Road traffic.

All work is weather dependent; it may be postponed or canceled without prior notice.

Weather permitting, the contractor may be working in various locations on the Southside Mega Fix construction project. Drivers are encouraged to use extra care when traveling through construction areas.

Please note: there will be overnight work during the project.

If necessary, updates will be posted on the City’s Facebook and Twitter pages. For additional information, call the Grove City Public Service Department at 614-277-1100.

The Ohio Department of Transportation South Side “Mega Fix” may affect your travel on Interstate 71 between Columbus and Grove City or beyond.

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 open by 5 a.m. on weekdays. Every effort is 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.

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 is 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.


Construction and road closure updates are 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.