Two-way traffic returning to 3rd Avenue near Grandview this month


After months of anticipation, drivers will soon see relief on 3rd Avenue at the railroad bridge near Olentangy River Road, but not as soon as expected.

The road, which serves as a pipeline to Grandview Heights and the growing Grandview Yard development, was expected to reopen, with two eastbound lanes and two westbound lanes, on Wednesday, November 20. The city of Columbus says that opening has now been delayed until Friday, November 22 due to weather.

Two-way traffic was originally expected to be restored to the busy roadway by Friday, November 8, but safety concerns about opening two lanes to drivers while construction continues on the two westbound lanes led to the decision to maintain the full closure.

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Instead, drivers can use W 5th Avenue or Goodale Boulevard to avoid the area.

The project itself is intended to “facilitate traffic flow, improve safety and provide pedestrian and bicyclist accommodations,” according to the City of Columbus’ website.

For more information on the 3rd Avenue project, click here.