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I-71 Construction Help PLEASE?

Cleveland, Ohio
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I-71 Construction Help PLEASE?

We will be driving from Cleveland to Columbus for an overnight next week and wonder if we'll run into too much construction on I-71.

Chillicothe, Ohio
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1. Re: I-71 Construction Help PLEASE?

When will you be driving through town? What day and time?

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2. Re: I-71 Construction Help PLEASE?

Probably leave Cleveland this Tues. at around 10:00 in the morning.

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3. Re: I-71 Construction Help PLEASE?

You should be okay. They are working on a major reconstruction of 70/71/670 around downtown Columbus, but I haven't had too many problems with traffic on the highway outside of rush hour. It also seems like there's more of a backup northbound, where 70 and 71 go around downtown and then split, than there is southbound on 71.

You can find out specific details on construction around Columbus at:

http://www.pavingtheway.org/i-71/

The state fair ends tomorrow, so you won't have to contend with the traffic from that.

I haven't been up to Cleveland since last fall, so can't help you on what construction there may be on 71 north of Columbus.

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4. Re: I-71 Construction Help PLEASE?

Thanks! Any idea how 77S would be instead?

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5. Re: I-71 Construction Help PLEASE?

Thanks! Any idea how 77S would be instead?

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6. Re: I-71 Construction Help PLEASE?

There is some construction after route 30 to Delaware where the lanes are going expanded. I drove it a couple of weeks ago on a Saturday and Sunday and it was ok.

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7. Re: I-71 Construction Help PLEASE?

You are suggesting taking 77South to 70West? No. That will add an extra 2 hours to your drive. That time of day, you will be fine coming through Columbus on 71.

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8. Re: I-71 Construction Help PLEASE?

OK. Will do. Thanks again.

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