The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has announced plans to double its spending on road projects this year.
About 50 projects worth $461.2m are underway or will start by October 2011 in Franklin and surrounding counties.
The projects include a $74.5m reconstruction of the south-western corner of I-270, cutting traffic to two lanes between Georgesville Road and Rt. 62/Harrisburg Pike and to three lanes between Georgesville Road and I-70.
Work for the project is scheduled to start by August 2011.
A further $22.2m will be spent to reconstruct the I-71 exit at Rt.655/London-Groveport Road in Grove city.
Stretches of the I-70 will be resurfaced east and west of Columbus on segments of the highway in Franklin, Fairfield and Licking counties.
Funding comes from the portion of Ohio's 28-cents-a-gallon gasoline tax, which is dedicated for highway improvements.