The I-270/US 23/SR 315 interchange has been identified as the third most congested interchange in Central Ohio. The completion of this project is vital to the City of Worthington, as it will bring much-needed improvements designed to decrease congestion and improve traffic flow and safety of the interchange and surrounding roadways. It will also greatly improve access to the City through its northern gateway for businesses, residents and visitors to our community. Visit the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) 270-23 website to see “live” traffic cameras, get project updates and sign-up to receive traffic alerts.
on the final phase of the North Side Fix, at I-270 and SR-315 is
underway. As part of the project, the Olentangy Trail is closed north of
Worthington. Please see the project information from the Ohio Department of Transportation, including an alternate route for the bike path. The bike path is expected to reopen by the end of November 2016.
New ramp for U.S. 23 south to SR 315 ODOT
will build a new ramp from U.S. 23 south to SR 315. This will be
separate from the U.S. 23 south to I-270 west ramp. ODOT will also build
two bridges for traffic coming from U.S. 23 north and south going to
I-270 west that will go over the ramp to SR 315.
New Lane for I-270 East to U.S. 23
ODOT will build an additional lane on I-270 east that starts just west
of Linworth Rd. This new lane will be a bridge over top of the SR 315
ramp and will be the designated exit lane for I-270 east traffic to
access U.S. 23.
New Ramp from SR 315 south to I-270 east and U.S. 23
ODOT will eliminate the "loop ramp" from SR 315 south to I-270 east and
build a new "flyover ramp." There will also be a new bridge built for
SR 315 north traffic that wants to go to I-270 east and U.S. 23. The new
ramp from SR 315 north and south will be two lanes – one for traffic
exiting at U.S. 23 and one for traffic staying on I-270 east. The
combination of these new travel lanes means there will be less weaving
and merging or "jockeying" for the same piece of pavement.
Additional lane of SR 315 north from SR 161 to I-270
Reconstruct part of the Olentangy Trail
About 1,000 feet of the Olentangy Trail will be reconstructed underneath the new interstate ramps at I-270 and SR 315. It is not safe for cyclists and pedestrians to use the trail during heavy highway construction. That's because heavy equipment will be stored on the trail to allow crews to build the bridge and piers that support the new ramp. For more information view the Olentangy Trail Alternate Route (PDF).
I-270 and US 23 Reconfiguration
Reconfigure two of the ramps at the interchange of I-270 and US 23
Two of the “loop ramps,” the ramp from I-270 E to US 23 N and the ramp from I270 W to US 23 S, have been reconfigured. ODOT added traffic signals at each of the new ramps to allow for better flow of traffic.