After almost a year of construction, a new Grant Avenue bridge over Interstates 70/71 is finally open to drivers!
Christmas is coming early for downtown Columbus! The new Grant Avenue bridge is expected to open by noon today, just in time for the holidays. pic.twitter.com/VEnj28oDog
— ODOT Columbus (@ODOT_Columbus) December 21, 2018
The bridge takes Grant Ave drivers from E Livingston Ave to Fulton St. across I-70/71.
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In addition to the bridge, the project features wider granite sidewalks, a bike lane, improved lighting, and decorative landscaping, according to The Dispatch.
The project was originally expected to be completed by late fall 2018, but a few hiccups, including unexpected pipes beneath the concrete, created delays.
Phase two of the project, expected to begin next year, will connect Fulton Avenue to I-70 east and create a new ramp to Parsons Avenue.