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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:


Work to complete the relocation of Columbia Road continues with an upcoming project-related road closure.

Beginning Monday, August 28, at 6:30 pm through Saturday, September 2, at 7:00 am, weather permitting, there will be several single lane closures in the I-71 & Western Row Road Interchange area.

Lane closures include:

  • One lane on the I-71 southbound on-ramp at Western Row Road (one lane will remain open)
  • One westbound left turn lane on Western Row Road to the I-71 SB on-ramp (one turn lane remains open)
  • One through lane on southbound Kings Island Drive (all other travel lanes remain open)

These temporary lane closures are needed for storm sewer installation.

Please reduce your speed in this active work zone and be mindful of work crews moving in and out of the project area.

The work to relocate Columbia Road is moving forward on schedule and is expected to be completed this fall.


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.