The Interstate 270/U.S. Route 33 interchange needs to be fixed. It is an outdated, 40-year old interchange that causes backups, congestion and delays that our community and economy cannot afford.

To the Editor:

The Interstate 270/U.S. Route 33 interchange needs to be fixed. It is an outdated, 40-year old interchange that causes backups, congestion and delays that our community and economy cannot afford.

I travel this freeway system regularly. Dublin is a family-oriented community with lots of children that travel in vehicles in this area and I am concerned with their safety as well.

Dublin has also a lot of experience in smart growth and developing responsibly.

Thus, the growth that might occur with improving this interchange will most likely lead to growth that is desirable not only to the Dublin community, but also the greater metro Columbus businesses and residents.

I am worried that the $1.2 billion in current economic activity around the interchange, and the 32,000 new jobs forecasted for this area, will be in jeopardy if we don't act now to solve this problem.

I encourage the city of Dublin, Union and Franklin counties, Marysville and the Ohio Department of Transportation to make this a top funding priority.

Our safety and our economy depend on it.

Lillian V. Majidzadeh
Dublin