Portion of I-70 downtown to close in both directions this weekend

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In order to install steel beams for the new Grant Avenue bridge this weekend, ODOT crews will close I-70 EB & WB between SR-315 and I-71, beginning Friday, Sept.14 at 9 p.m.

Eastbound I-70 will reopen Sunday morning, while I-70 westbound will remain closed until 5 a.m. on Monday.

The new Grant Avenue Bridge is expected to open by Dec. 31 of this year, weather permitting. This is one in a series of ODOT projects to improve the I-70/71 corridor through downtown Columbus.

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10TV talked with ODOT about the project, upcoming milestones and what drivers can expect over the next few months. Learn more here.

What drivers need to know this weekend:

At 9 PM FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 14, 2018:

  • I-70 WB will be reduced to two lanes between Miller-Kelton and SR 315
  • Third St. to I-70 EB ramp will close
    Detour: Third St. to Livingston Ave. to I-70 EB
  • Broad St. to I-71 SB ramp will close
    Detour: I-71 NB to I-670 WB to SR 315 SB to I-71 SB.

At 10 PM FRIDAY:

  • I-70 WB will be reduced to one lane between Ohio Ave. and 18th St.
  • I-70 EB will be reduced to two lanes between Hague Ave. and I-71
  • SR 315 SB to I-70 EB ramp will close
    Detour: I-670 EB to I-71 SB to I-70 EB

At 11 PM, the following will close EASTBOUND :

  • I-71 NB to I-70 EB
    Detour: I-71 NB to SR 315 NB to I-670 EB to I-71 SB to I-70 EB. For traffic to continue on I-71 NB, take SR 315 NB to I-670 EB to I-71 NB.
  • All lanes of I-70 EB at I-670
    Detour: I-670 EB to I-71 SB to I-70 EB

Also at 11 PM, the following will close WESTBOUND:

  • All lanes of I-70 WB between I-71 & SR 315
    Detour: I-71 NB to I-670 WB to SR 315 SB to I-70 WB
  • I-71 SB to I-70 WB
    Detour: I-71 SB to I-670 WB to SR 315 SB to I-70 WB. For traffic to continue on I-71 SB, take I-670 WB to SR 315 SB to I-71 SB.

7 AM SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 16, 2018

  • All lanes and ramps of I-70 EB open

5 AM MONDAY SEPTEMBER 17, 2018

  • All lanes and ramps of I-70 WB open