Purpose of Work Shop Share Ohio’s experience with a full closure reconstruction: the rationale, challenges, implementation and benefit. Background
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Purpose of Work Shop
Share Ohio’s experience with a full closure reconstruction: the rationale, challenges, implementation and benefit
Statewide interstate reconstruction effort underway in Ohio to rebuild aging, heavily traveled highways and make them safer for 21st Century traffic.
ODOT is looking for creative ways to repair these roads while minimizing the negative impact to our customers
When originally built during the ’60s, the 1.7 mile stretch of urban highway was considered state of the art.
However traffic long outgrew the original design making it difficult to navigate and a high-accident location
Map of SSI Projects
I-670 segment one of 15 projects worth $225 million to rebuild and redesign the downtown Columbus innerbelt and complete the missing link in Ohio’s interstate system.
When the work is completed in the fall, motorists will be able to travel directly from the west to east side of Columbus on a newer, safer, widerhighway.
To pursue a full-closure approach, ODOT had to gather the facts and “build the case,” then present the information to key decision makers for support.
The hardest part of the full closure is the outreach needed to prepare the public.
This effort began about six months in advance and continued at a steady pace leading up to and after the closure. It also involved the public relations AND construction staff.
Would you use the full closure again?
Yes! ODOT’s experience has been positive and we would use a full closure again under the right conditions.