Christmas Comes Early for Drivers on the Northwest Side

The Ohio Department of Transportation will spread some holiday joy early this year when a major route and two ramps on the northwest side of Franklin County are opened beginning tomorrow.

By 5 a.m. tomorrow morning, US 33 eastbound traffic will be able to travel over Interstate 270 without any detours. Eastbound US 33 drivers will also be using the new one lane ramp to get to Interstate 270 south towards Tuttle Crossing. In its final configuration, that exit ramp will be two lanes.

By 5 a.m. Saturday morning, two lanes of US 33 westbound will be open along with the two loop ramps – US 33 WB to I-270 SB and I-270 SB to US 33 EB — that have been closed since June. That means drivers can travel from one side of the Dublin to the other, detour free by Saturday.

ODOT reported it would be December 11th when everything opened.

ODOT Director Jerry Wray delivered the good news while touring the project today.

Construction on the $71 million project in Dublin started in March. With the opening of US 33 and the ramps, drivers may notice nothing’s really changed in terms of lanes and ramps. That’s because the project is not finished.
There will be ramp and lane closures next year, but the good news is the duration will not be months long as was the case this year.

The interCHANGE project is set to be complete in 2017.

Ohio has experienced a record-level of construction this year, investing $2.4 billion into nearly a thousand projects. All of these projects work toward ODOT’s mission to provide the easy movement of people and goods from place to place.

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For more information: Contact: Nancy Burton, District 6 Communications, at (614) 205-3131, Breanna Badanes, District 6 Communications, at (740) 833-8222.