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Columbus: I-70/I-71 Split Project

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From what I understand the High Street bridge isn't currently funded, only the Front Street bridge is. The project with the Front Street bridge (4R) is slated to go to bid next year and will also build the new exit to Fulton St from 70 EB and 71 NB. The High Street bridge has been broken out into its own project (4H). Third and Fourth would be under another project (4B). 

 

The city, ODOT, and MORPC are currently going after a $40 million federal INFRA grant to fund and build all three of those phases at once - http://www.morpc.org/columbuscrossroads/

 

An interesting tidbit regarding the caps --

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While Phase 4 improvements currently include dual sixty foot wide green caps for both the High Street Bridge and Third Street Bridge, both of these bridges will also have the ability to support commercial caps on both sides. The City of Columbus has already completed a feasibility study for a commercial cap on the High Street Bridge over I-70/71. It believes the value of this new economic development opportunity is significant enough that a developer will be quickly identified.

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Does this whole project rely on Front Street remaining one-way? Front needs to be converted to two-ways YESTERDAY. It was planned as far back as 2013 and still not done. It's one of the most infuriating things the city hasn't done (to me). COTA's downtown routes would improve DRASTICALLY.

 

Not to mention, Front Street is kinda ugly. Like 90% of it.

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^Front Street can be made two way when the bridge is rebuilt and ramp onto Fulton is completed (basically phase 4), which is funded. 

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