A six-month project to transform a West Side interchange is underway, and the temporary closing of a bridge is in sight. The I-270 interchange at Roberts Road will be shaped into something called a "diverging diamond," which will allow traffic to enter free-flow ramps to I-270 and weave to the opposite side of the road as it passes over the freeway.
A six-month project to transform a West Side interchange is underway, and the temporary closing of a bridge is in sight.
The I-270 interchange at Roberts Road will be shaped into something called a "diverging diamond," which will allow traffic to enter free-flow ramps to I-270 and weave to the opposite side of the road as it passes over the freeway. The project's price tag is $9.7 million.
Contractors recently started surveying the area and clearing brush, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation.To finish the project, contractors will need to close the Roberts Road bridge, though all ramps will remain open. That could occur in late July.
ODOT officials say closing the bridge will cut the project time in half to six months. Wilson Road at Roberts also will need to close for 15 days and then reopen before the bridge closes.
When the bridge closes, Roberts Road traffic will be detoured to the I-270/Cemetery Road interchange as well as Westbelt, Trabue and Wilson roads.
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Columbus has set a deadline for those who want to participate in a lottery to receive one of the city's new wheelchair-accessible taxi licenses.
The city allocated 15 licenses for its two largest companies: 10 for Yellow Cab of Columbus and five for Acme Taxi. An additional 10 were earmarked for independent cab owners and five for those who are new to the business.
For independent owners who want to win a license, registration will be taken from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 3 via email at email@example.com. New entrants can submit their registrations to that address from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 17.
The first 50 lottery registrations will be accepted from current cab owners. The first 20 new entrants will be entered in that lottery.
Applicants need to include in the email their names, addresses, phone numbers, driver's license numbers or state identification numbers and, if applicable, taxi-cab numbers.
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Travelers who want to take long-distance trips but stay on the ground have turned to Megabus 25 million times.
The company said last week that it had served its 25 millionth passenger. Megabus started in 2006 as a subsidiary of Coach USA.
In Ohio, travelers can hop a Megabus in four cities: Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati and Toledo. From Columbus, you can reach Chicago, Atlanta, Buffalo and other cities.
The company says it serves more than 100 cities and advertises fares as low as $1.