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Columbia Road Relocation

Under Construction

Construction Timing:

June 2016 through December 2017

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

Traffic Impacts:


Weather permitting, paving work will require various lane closures in the I-71/Western Row Road interchange area. Work will take place during daytime hours from 8 am – 3 pm, beginning Monday, 11/20, through Saturday, 11/25. No work will take place on Thursday, 11/23.
Lane closures will be possible in the following areas, but at no point will there be complete ramp closures or full closures of any local streets:

  • I-71 northbound off-ramp to Western Row Road
  • I-71 southbound on-ramp at Western Row Road
  • The intersection of Western Row Road and Kings Island Drive
  • Kings Island Drive – approximately 400’ north of the intersection

Law enforcement officers will be in place to help with traffic flow. Please reduce your speed, avoid distracted driving and pay attention to construction vehicles moving in and out of the work 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.