Grove City Traffic Updates

Ohio Department of Transportation Southside Megafix


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

Southbound drivers planning to exit at Stringtown Road will need to make their decision much sooner. Traffic headed to I-270 and traffic going to Stringtown

Road will exit at the same time. Once on the ramp, I-270 west traffic will split off to the right. Then, after traveling over I-270, the ramp splits again – I-270 east to the left and Stringtown Road traffic to the right.

Exiting sooner eliminates the unsafe weaving and merging that typically causes congestion between I-270 and Stringtown Road. There will still be an opportunity for traffic entering I-71 south from I-270 to exit at Stringtown Road.

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

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. This spring, crews will install the traffic signal at the new State Route 104/Frank Road intersection east of I-71 before it opens to traffic.


Ohio Department of Transportation Southside Megafix, through approximately Friday, Nov. 27

The Ohio Department of Transportation reports traffic is shifting from eastbound Stringtown Road to a temporary I-71 northbound on-ramp. The dual, left-turn lanes will be maintained and crews are adding advanced signage encouraging cars only to the inside lane (outside lanes support safer maneuvering by semi-trucks). Additional striping will guide vehicles through the turn.  Additional work will require a weekend closure before the end of the year.

ODOT reports I-71 will have overnight lane restrictions on I-270 eastbound and westbound between I-71 and US 62 through Friday, Nov. 27 for concrete spot repairs. Your patience and cooperation are appreciated. All work is weather dependent.

ODOT reports I-71 will have overnight lane restrictions on I-270 eastbound and westbound between I-71 and US 62 through Friday, Nov. 27 for concrete spot repairs. Your patience and cooperation are appreciated. All work is weather dependent.


Southwest Boulevard Reconstruction

The Southwest Boulevard is open, funded by an Ohio Public Works Commission grant is closed to westbound traffic from Broadway to Hoover Road.

Final project work includes:

  • Full pavement reconstruction and curb replacement from Richard Avenue to Hoover Road.
  • 6’ concrete path on the south side of Southwest Boulevard.
  • ADA curb ramp replacement.
  • Traffic signal at the intersection of Southwest Boulevard and Richard Avenue.

Please plan your commute accordingly. Your patience and cooperation are appreciated. All work is weather dependent.

Signalization of the intersection will be installed this fall with a final project completion date of January 2021.


Grove City Town Center Parking

Ample parking is available throughout Grove City Town Center. Download the Grove City Town Center parking map.


Ohio Department of Transportation I-71 Widening Project

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 cancelled 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.