Grove City Traffic Updates

OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SOUTHSIDE MEGAFIX UPDATE

The Ohio Department of Transportation reports is starting the final surface course for the Southside Megafix, see additional project information below. The project completion date is the end of July, weather permitting.

  • A weekend closure is expected Friday, June 4 through Sunday, June 6 at the I-71 northbound entrance to Stringtown Road.

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.


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 construction areas. All work is weather permitting.

Week of May 10

Continuous curb replacement, milling operations or asphalt placement are scheduled on the following streets, with posted parking restrictions.

  • Angela Drive between Kingswood Drive and Haughn Road
  • Lotz Drive between Orchard Lane and Jerome Court
  • Stargrass Avenue
  • Dudley Avenue

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)

View the 2021 Street Program map and schedule.


ADDITIONAL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

Broadway at Parlin Drive

  • Broadway at Parlin Drive, curb/gutter removal and placement, followed by full-depth repairs of the curb lanes, through Friday, May 14.

Lewis Centre Way Closure

As part of the ongoing construction of Beulah Park, the Southwest Boulevard widening, Lewis Centre Way will be closed from Southwest Boulevard to Third Avenue, for approximately two weeks beginning Monday, May 3.

  • The northbound traffic detour is east on Southwest Boulevard, north on Broadway, to west on Urbancrest Industrial Drive, to south on Lewis Center Way.
  • The southbound traffic detour is north on Lewis Center Drive, east on Urbancrest Industrial Drive, south on Broadway, to west on Southwest Boulevard.

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.

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. 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.


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.


COMING SOON | HOME ROAD IMPROVEMENTS

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

The 2021 Street Maintenance Program is scheduled to complete new continuous curb replacement and repaving on Home Road, from Hoover Road west to Broadway. Curb work is expected to begin in late May through late June, weather permitting.

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.

Bid documents are expected in late April, with construction beginning in June.


TRAFFIC SIGNAL AND STREET LIGHTING IMPROVEMENTS

The City of Grove City will be 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, is underway with completion anticipated by Friday, May 21, weather permitting.
  • Phase 2, located north of Southpark Place, will following beginning Monday, May 24, 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. The project begins Monday, May 10 and completion is anticipated by Friday, July 16, 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. The project begins Tuesday, April 6 and completion is anticipated by Friday, May 24, weather permitting. 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 beginning Monday, May 31 and completion is anticipated by Friday, July 2, 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.



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 July 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. Download 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.