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Third scheduled I-70 closure to take place this weekend

Crews are installing beams on the new bridge that will eventually carry downtown traffic to I-70 east from Fulton Street.
Credit: Ohio Department of Transportation

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The westbound lanes of Interstate 70 are scheduled to be closed through downtown Columbus from 11 p.m. Friday, March 19 through 5 a.m. Monday, March 22.

The closure, which will stretch from I-71 to Third Street, is to allow for beam installation on the new bridge that will eventually carry downtown traffic from Fulton Street to I-70 East.

Beginning at 11 p.m. Friday:

  • I-70 west will close between I-71 and Third St. at 11 p.m. Westbound traffic will have to take the Downtown exit, or take I-71 north to I-670 as the detour.
  • I-70 east will be reduced to one lane at 10 p.m. and the ramp from I-71 south to I-70 west will close. Southbound traffic should use I-670 west to SR 315 south.
  • Eastbound Fulton St. will also close between Grant Ave. and Washington Ave.

All lanes and ramps will be open by 5 a.m. Monday.

This is the third and final I-70 closure planned for this month, according to ODOT spokesperson Breanna Badanes.