ODOT: SmartLane, “Megafix,” Route 33 widening breakdown

You’ve already wasted enough time during your morning commute so we’re going to shake out the latest news from ODOT real quick like:

Route 33 widening

  • Ohio will add a lane on Route 33 in each direction between Hamilton Road and I-270 interchange
  • Construction to begin in May
  • Supposed to be finished in October 2019
  • Will affect nearly 67,000 daily travelers
  • Cost: $12.7 million
  • Plan also includes resurfacing between I-270 and Hamilton Road and widening the bridge over Big Walnut Creek.
  • Weekend and nighttime lane and ramp closures may apply

I-270 widening/resurfacing

  • Widen 270 between Interstate 70 and Route 33 in western Franklin County
  • Gaining one more lane in each direction (four lanes total)
  • Supposed to be finished in September
  • Cost: $58.4 million
  • Will affect between 103,000 and 116,000 daily travelers

South Side “Megafix”

  • Work continues on widening and fixing of Interstate 71 between Stringtown Road and Route 315
  • Scheduled to be finished until June 2020
  • Cost: $113 million

I-670 East “SmartLane”

  • Commuters on I-670 E will be able to utilize left shoulder
  • Project includes two new ramps from eastbound I-670 to northbound I-270 that will separate traffic heading north on I-270 or toward Easton Way and Route 161
  • Construction set to begin in July
  • Cost: $58 million

Read about more ODOT projects at The Dispatch. 


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