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Re: I-73 updates?
« Reply #325 on: January 22, 2023, 05:02:44 PM »

And the Columbus-area NIMBYs are starting to flex their muscles again.  Interesting their concern isn't as much the US-23 North corridor, but of the new Intel chip factory on the Northeast side:

https://www.dispatch.com/story/news/local/2023/01/20/columbus-outerbelt-270-highway-ohio/69825539007/
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Re: I-73 updates?
« Reply #326 on: January 22, 2023, 06:12:29 PM »

The outer-outerbelt was never that popular from the onset, much like the idea of an outer-beltway of Cincinnati never took off either. There is still much that can be done to Interstate 270 before another beltway should even be considered.

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Re: I-73 updates?
« Reply #327 on: January 22, 2023, 09:23:01 PM »

And the Columbus-area NIMBYs are starting to flex their muscles again.  Interesting their concern isn't as much the US-23 North corridor, but of the new Intel chip factory on the Northeast side:

https://www.dispatch.com/story/news/local/2023/01/20/columbus-outerbelt-270-highway-ohio/69825539007/

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Re: I-73 updates?
« Reply #328 on: January 22, 2023, 09:30:20 PM »

The outer-outerbelt was never that popular from the onset, much like the idea of an outer-beltway of Cincinnati never took off either. There is still much that can be done to Interstate 270 before another beltway should even be considered.

While I don't think a full circular Outer-outerbelt around Columbus is needed,  there should be at least some consideration to now extend a US-23 (I-73) bypass that connects the Delaware area with I-71, the future Intel plant and I-70 East of the current beltway.   

If it went any further, consider extending it only to Marysville/US-33 and if there ever becomes a true border-to-border I-73 through Ohio, then leave room on the southeast side to extend the bypass back to US-23 south of C-bus..   

Around the rest of the Columbus Metro area, I think I-270 handles those areas okay as it is and it has room for expansion if needed.  The north side of 270 is pretty much built out as much as it can be.
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