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I-71 Widening South Side Mega Fix

Roadway Major Rehab

Project Status

  1. Proposed

  2. In Development

  3. Pre-construction

  4. Construction

  5. Completion

About the South Side Mega Fix

This $120 million project will reconstruct and widen I-71 between I-70 and Stringtown Road, south of downtown Columbus. The project also includes:

  • Reconfiguration of the I-71 south/I-270 interchange.
  • Construction of a new ramp from I-71 south to Stringtown Road.
  • Replacement of five bridges.
  • Construction of two noise walls.

The project is expected to complete in Summer 2021.

This project is the companion to a completed $40 million project to widen I-71 between Stringtown Road and state Route 665. The first project completed in November 2017.

I-270/I-71 and Stringtown Road interchange configuration

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