More 161 News

ODOT is kicking butt on the current 161 project and I see that they are already getting started on the next 161 project. The project is to make SR161 a 4-lane highway from Granville to New Albany. It is a 2-phase project and they have already began the 1st phase; the 2nd phase starts early next year (link).

The local newspaper did a full 2 page spread including maps of both phases (Phase 1 and Phase 2). It shows what the final project will look like when it's all done and it really got me excited thinking about how fast my commute will be. I currently drive about 1 hour to work, but after this is all done I'm sure my time will drop dramatically.

Here is a birds eye view looking from Newark toward Columbus:


I realize that the transition time will be a pain in the butt, but the end result is going to be awesome. Rumor has it that the projected finish date of the entire 161 project is sometime in 2008!! Wow, that's fast!

Print | posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 1:32 PM