Projects

Columbia Road Relocation

Under Construction

Construction Timing:

June 2016 through September 2017

To learn about the relocation of Columbia Road, please view the following video: 

Traffic Impacts:

There are no current impacts to traffic as a result of our work to relocate Columbia Road, but please be mindful of the new pattern of traffic in this area.

In advance of ODOT’s work at the I-71 & Western Row Road Interchange, the Warren County Transportation Improvement District (WCTID) has made significant improvements to Columbia Road.

Recently, traffic began using the new alignment on Columbia Road, and the new traffic signal at Western Row Road and the new intersection at the relocated Columbia Road became operational.

This project supports better traffic flow on Western Row Road by relocating Columbia Road and improving the existing northbound I-71 off-ramp. Extending the distance between the I-71 off-ramp intersection and Columbia Road and improving turn lanes allows drivers to move more easily through this area.

Originally scheduled to be completed by the end of September, crews are moving well ahead of schedule and expect to be completed with this work several weeks early. We will keep you posted on our progress as we near the end of this project work to ease congestion, improve safety and expand access to business and recreation destinations throughout the area.

Columbia Road RelocationProject Information:

The relocation of Columbia Road will take place over two construction seasons. In 2016, construction work will focus on the areas outside the current roadway system, building a new alignment on Columbia Road from north of Catalina Drive to Western Row Road. Then, beginning in the spring of 2017, the existing portion of Columbia Road will be realigned to tie into the newly-constructed portion of the roadway.

There will also be improvements to Western Row Road from the bridge (near Northgate Drive) to the I-71 overpass, including widening and improving the alignment on this section of the road.

An access road will be built to maintain access to the retail area from Columbia Road (Western Row Center).

Project Benefits:

This project will support better traffic flow on Western Row Road by relocating Columbia Road and improving the northbound I-71 off-ramp. Extending the distance between the I-71 off ramp intersection and Columbia Road and improving turn lanes will allow travelers to move more easily through this area.