Columbus, Ohio Transportation Projects in Anticipation of Intel’s arrival

Columbus, Ohio, is experiencing a growth spurt as it prepares to become a tech hub by expanding and improving infrastructure to support the influx of traffic that the “Silicon Heartland” will bring.

On July 17th, 2023, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and The Ohio Department of Transportation announced $90 million to fund local and state transportation projects ahead of Intel’s arrival in Ohio.

Most of the funding, $66 million, will be allocated to projects to enhance local roadways in Delaware, Franklin, and Licking counties. This investment includes reconstructing roadways, improving intersection safety and efficiency, and increasing the capacity of the local roadway network to accommodate the rapid growth in the region. The remaining $24 million will be utilized by ODOT to advance projects that focus on creating safer intersections and expanding key corridors in the area, which is experiencing significant growth.

List of projects by ODOT sorted by highest value:

Sources: Governor DeWine Announces New Targeted Investments for Silicon Heartland Transportation Improvements

Image: Conceptual rendering of the I-70/I-71 Downtown Ramp Up project in Columbus, Ohio. (Image credit: Ohio Department of Transportation)