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Re: US 33 Freeway Conversion - Columbus to Lancaster
« Reply #50 on: January 05, 2020, 12:50:44 PM »

https://www.lancastereaglegazette.com/story/news/2019/10/23/odot-conducting-feasibility-study-pickerington-road-interchange/4065738002/

ODOT is conducting a feasibility study for a potential interchange on US 33 at Pickerington Rd

Needs it, IMO. That's one of the 2 lights left between I-270 and West Virginia. Everything else has been bypassed or grade separated.

It's actually the only one left between I-270 and WV

Though it is one of the 2 left between I-70 and WV, with the other being Petzinger Rd, of which there are renderings for the planned interchange a few posts upthread (but no funding yet that I know of)
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Re: US 33 Freeway Conversion - Columbus to Lancaster
« Reply #51 on: January 05, 2020, 01:36:19 PM »

It's actually the only one left between I-270 and WV

Though it is one of the 2 left between I-70 and WV, with the other being Petzinger Rd, of which there are renderings for the planned interchange a few posts upthread (but no funding yet that I know of)

There is one south of Lancaster.
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Re: US 33 Freeway Conversion - Columbus to Lancaster
« Reply #52 on: January 05, 2020, 02:08:28 PM »

Indeed. I stand corrected.

I may have been conflating something I read about the number of traffic lights left between Columbus and Lancaster, in reference to the Carroll project.

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Re: US 33 Freeway Conversion - Columbus to Lancaster
« Reply #53 on: January 07, 2020, 01:32:52 PM »

https://www.lancastereaglegazette.com/story/news/2019/10/23/odot-conducting-feasibility-study-pickerington-road-interchange/4065738002/

ODOT is conducting a feasibility study for a potential interchange on US 33 at Pickerington Rd

Needs it, IMO. That's one of the 2 lights left between I-270 and West Virginia. Everything else has been bypassed or grade separated.

Only because there is a stop sign where US 33 exits itself at OH 7, outside of Pomeroy.
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Re: US 33 Freeway Conversion - Columbus to Lancaster
« Reply #54 on: January 07, 2020, 01:50:12 PM »

https://www.lancastereaglegazette.com/story/news/2019/10/23/odot-conducting-feasibility-study-pickerington-road-interchange/4065738002/

ODOT is conducting a feasibility study for a potential interchange on US 33 at Pickerington Rd

Needs it, IMO. That's one of the 2 lights left between I-270 and West Virginia. Everything else has been bypassed or grade separated.

Only because there is a stop sign where US 33 exits itself at OH 7, outside of Pomeroy.
Where is this stop sign?
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Re: US 33 Freeway Conversion - Columbus to Lancaster
« Reply #55 on: January 07, 2020, 02:03:52 PM »

Where is this stop sign?

Through movements on 7 and 33 are unobstructed. Almost everything else gets a stop sign.
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Re: US 33 Freeway Conversion - Columbus to Lancaster
« Reply #56 on: January 07, 2020, 03:12:00 PM »

https://www.lancastereaglegazette.com/story/news/2019/10/23/odot-conducting-feasibility-study-pickerington-road-interchange/4065738002/

ODOT is conducting a feasibility study for a potential interchange on US 33 at Pickerington Rd

Needs it, IMO. That's one of the 2 lights left between I-270 and West Virginia. Everything else has been bypassed or grade separated.

Only because there is a stop sign where US 33 exits itself at OH 7, outside of Pomeroy.
Where is this stop sign?

I forgot that ODOT built that 1/2 mile loop for US 33 south at Oh 7.
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Re: US 33 Freeway Conversion - Columbus to Lancaster
« Reply #57 on: January 07, 2020, 03:52:29 PM »

https://www.lancastereaglegazette.com/story/news/2019/10/23/odot-conducting-feasibility-study-pickerington-road-interchange/4065738002/

ODOT is conducting a feasibility study for a potential interchange on US 33 at Pickerington Rd

Needs it, IMO. That's one of the 2 lights left between I-270 and West Virginia. Everything else has been bypassed or grade separated.

Only because there is a stop sign where US 33 exits itself at OH 7, outside of Pomeroy.
Where is this stop sign?

I forgot that ODOT built that 1/2 mile loop for US 33 south at Oh 7.

Yeah, first time I came across it, I was like, "huh? What's the purpose for this? Wrecks from people trying to stay on 33 pulling out in front of northbound traffic on 7?

https://goo.gl/maps/yYjVF6bFkFdyd6Jk9
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Re: US 33 Freeway Conversion - Columbus to Lancaster
« Reply #58 on: January 07, 2020, 04:08:51 PM »

When was that loop built?

I've never been around it, but then again, I just realized that every time I've used US 33 in that area it was in the WB direction
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Re: US 33 Freeway Conversion - Columbus to Lancaster
« Reply #59 on: January 07, 2020, 11:41:33 PM »

When was that loop built?

I've never been around it, but then again, I just realized that every time I've used US 33 in that area it was in the WB direction

According to Google Earth, 2007/8.
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Re: US 33 Freeway Conversion - Columbus to Lancaster
« Reply #60 on: January 09, 2020, 05:56:34 PM »

These questions don't pertain to the subject thread, but does ODOT have any plans to either four-lane or extend the existing US 33 freeway beyond its existing northwestern terminus at Huntsville? Or are there any plans to upgrade any portion of US 33 southeast of Lancaster to freeway standards?
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Re: US 33 Freeway Conversion - Columbus to Lancaster
« Reply #61 on: January 09, 2020, 10:55:41 PM »

These questions don't pertain to the subject thread, but does ODOT have any plans to either four-lane or extend the existing US 33 freeway beyond its existing northwestern terminus at Huntsville? Or are there any plans to upgrade any portion of US 33 southeast of Lancaster to freeway standards?

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Re: US 33 Freeway Conversion - Columbus to Lancaster
« Reply #62 on: January 12, 2020, 08:21:18 PM »

edit: nevermind, answer was upthread
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Re: US 33 Freeway Conversion - Columbus to Lancaster
« Reply #63 on: January 12, 2020, 08:31:30 PM »

Here's a project currently underway to winden US 33 between for just over a mile between the I-270 and OH 317 (Hamilton Rd) interchanges

http://www.dot.state.oh.us/districts/D06/projects/Documents/US%2033%20Widening%20Fact%20Sheet%202018.pdf

This was finished by October of last year.
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Re: US 33 Freeway Conversion - Columbus to Lancaster
« Reply #64 on: January 19, 2020, 08:20:35 AM »

Here's a project currently underway to winden US 33 between for just over a mile between the I-270 and OH 317 (Hamilton Rd) interchanges

http://www.dot.state.oh.us/districts/D06/projects/Documents/US%2033%20Widening%20Fact%20Sheet%202018.pdf

This was finished by October of last year.

Drove through there yesterday, looks nice. The new lanes were added to the outside edge of the freeway, as mile long exit only lanes that extend as a continuation of one interchange's entrance ramp to the next interchange's exit ramp and are separated from the through lanes with short dotted lines for the entire length.

On another note, man that Petzinger Rd traffic light seems out of place when traveling westbound on 33, since with the way they have things signed it falls right between the exit for I-70 east and the exit for I-70 west. I wish they could get to that one sooner than later, but understand why the focus seems to be on the section outside of I-270 for now.
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Re: US 33 Freeway Conversion - Columbus to Lancaster
« Reply #65 on: September 08, 2020, 08:27:57 PM »

So apparently Petzinger Rd is going to be made into an RCUT intersection in 2023 (not shown in the renderings), with the full overpass/interchange configuration (in the renderings) still being planned for the future but currently unfunded

https://www.transportation.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odot/projects/projects/113744
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Re: US 33 Freeway Conversion - Columbus to Lancaster
« Reply #66 on: September 09, 2020, 05:09:16 PM »

So apparently Petzinger Rd is going to be made into an RCUT intersection in 2023 (not shown in the renderings), with the full overpass/interchange configuration (in the renderings) still being planned for the future but currently unfunded

https://www.transportation.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odot/projects/projects/113744

Realigning US 33 at James Road is the part I'm more interested in. The weave there now to go from I-70 WB to SR 104 SB is bad. This first phase of work will get rid of that.
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Re: US 33 Freeway Conversion - Columbus to Lancaster
« Reply #67 on: September 09, 2020, 05:51:46 PM »

About flipping time we see some work here. This area has been a mess...damn, since I briefly lived in the area ~15 years ago. Shame it won't begin until 2023, but a RCUT (or "superstreet") is long overdue.
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Re: US 33 Freeway Conversion - Columbus to Lancaster
« Reply #68 on: September 14, 2020, 04:00:59 PM »

So apparently Petzinger Rd is going to be made into an RCUT intersection in 2023 (not shown in the renderings), with the full overpass/interchange configuration (in the renderings) still being planned for the future but currently unfunded

https://www.transportation.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odot/projects/projects/113744

Realigning US 33 at James Road is the part I'm more interested in. The weave there now to go from I-70 WB to SR 104 SB is bad. This first phase of work will get rid of that.
Thank god for that; Iíve been in so many near misses in that section.
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Re: US 33 Freeway Conversion - Columbus to Lancaster
« Reply #69 on: September 15, 2020, 07:52:05 PM »




Realigning US 33 at James Road is the part I'm more interested in. The weave there now to go from I-70 WB to SR 104 SB is bad. This first phase of work will get rid of that.

Just drove through there today, which was the first time I done it in the southeast direction in a long time, so I hadn't really noticed that weave before. Sure enough, today I saw a semi come across from James Rd to 104 south, though luckily it was a few lengths ahead of me and I didnt need to brake.

On another US 33 note, not sure why the section from the end of the Nelsonville bypass to the Athens city limit can't be 60 mph. I can see why they want the part through town and the US50/OH 32 interchanges to be 55 mph, but the rest of it out to Nelsonville is very similar to other sections of divided highway in the state that got the bump to 60.



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Re: US 33 Freeway Conversion - Columbus to Lancaster
« Reply #70 on: September 15, 2020, 09:49:17 PM »


On another US 33 note, not sure why the section from the end of the Nelsonville bypass to the Athens city limit can't be 60 mph. I can see why they want the part through town and the US50/OH 32 interchanges to be 55 mph, but the rest of it out to Nelsonville is very similar to other sections of divided highway in the state that got the bump to 60.

My understanding is that stretch of US 33 has relatively high accident rates, especially at the intersections.
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Re: US 33 Freeway Conversion - Columbus to Lancaster
« Reply #71 on: September 15, 2020, 10:55:20 PM »

So apparently Petzinger Rd is going to be made into an RCUT intersection in 2023 (not shown in the renderings), with the full overpass/interchange configuration (in the renderings) still being planned for the future but currently unfunded

https://www.transportation.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odot/projects/projects/113744

The RCUT can make a dent in the backups onto 70E I suppose if the lights have different timing that says "Sorry folks leaving the Water's Edge apartments and going straight through or wanting to go west on 33, you're going to have to wait."
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Re: US 33 Freeway Conversion - Columbus to Lancaster
« Reply #72 on: September 15, 2020, 10:58:56 PM »

In other 33 news, the section from the Diley Rd. interchange near Canal Winchester to where the Lancaster Bypass begins has been designated a "Distracted Driving and Speeding Enforcement Corridor" including a factory-like "XX Number of Days Since Last Serious Accident" sign.
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« Reply #73 on: September 20, 2020, 09:48:02 PM »

So apparently Petzinger Rd is going to be made into an RCUT intersection in 2023 (not shown in the renderings), with the full overpass/interchange configuration (in the renderings) still being planned for the future but currently unfunded

https://www.transportation.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odot/projects/projects/113744

The RCUT can make a dent in the backups onto 70E I suppose if the lights have different timing that says "Sorry folks leaving the Water's Edge apartments and going straight through or wanting to go west on 33, you're going to have to wait."

Wait, will the RCUT even be signalized at all? I was driving through this one today and thought that might be a possibility.
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Re: US 33 Freeway Conversion - Columbus to Lancaster
« Reply #74 on: Today at 08:11:51 PM »

Gristly crossover crash on this stretch today: https://www.10tv.com/article/traffic/us-33-crash-sep-25/530-9209500c-0652-441e-aba0-577392ad546f

I wonder if this will lead to the installation of cable median barriers. While they may not have stopped a fully loaded dump truck, they can lower the number of crossover crashes and it would stop the illegal and dangerous "Michigan Lefts" people try to make at the next intersection to the west -- which is a RIRO that people try to cheat. This phenomenon was outlined starting in the sixth post on this page: https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=14486.25
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