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  Project Overview

Beginning June 14 2004, the Ohio Department of Transportation will rebuild the interchanges at I-270/SR 161 and Sunbury Road. This includes 17 bridges, 18 ramps and 5 miles of highway (43 lane miles). The project will take 3.5 years to complete and will cost about $126 million.

The new interchanges at I-270 and SR 161 will eliminate weaving, merging and pinch points by replacing old "cloverleaf" ramps with new "fly-over" ramps. The new ramps allow motorists to connect directly with the freeway rather than sharing a lane with those entering or exiting.

The project will add one to two lanes on I-270 from just north of SR 161 to about Sunbury Road, and on SR 161 from I-270 to Little Turtle Way.

A SPUI (Single Point Urban Interchange) will replace the old interchange at Sunbury Road and SR 161. A SPUI can pump more traffic through the intersection while taking the least amount of right of way. Click here for a larger image the SPUI depicted on the left (this is a photo of the SPUI at Sawmill Road and I-270 on Columbus' northwest side - the SPUI at Sunbury Road and SR 161 will not look exactly the same).

This is the last of a series of projects that began in 1993 to accommodate traffic growth and development on the northeast side. These two projects were originally scheduled to begin in 2005, but were moved to 2004 to complete work sooner.

Click here for a printable fact sheet about the project (you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this file).

 
 
   

 

 
 
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