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I-270 is Getting Wider a Year Earlier

Columbus is constantly under construction, and the city has accelerated the plans to add lanes to the western leg of 1-270, according to the Columbus Dispatch.

The interstate between Trabue Road and Routes 33/161 will gain one lane in each direction in 2017, and the state will award a the project to a contractor this winter, said Nancy Burton, spokeswoman for Ohio Department of Transportation’s District 6 to the Dispatch.

The traffic in the proposed area is expected to increase by 30,000 vehicles in the next 20 years, according to the Dispatch, and the project is meant to reduce the risk of crashes on exit ramps.

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