Major Highway Linking Franklin County Completed

The completion of I-270 providing a highway circle around Columbus was an important step in linking Westerville to other communities around Franklin County. The section between I-71 and Cleveland Ave. opened in November 1966.

I-270 under construction, 1960s

I-270 under construction, 1960s

The section between Cleveland Ave. and Westerville Rd. was opened in July 1968 and the portion east of Westerville road to Route 161 was opened in November 1971. Citizens of Westerville used I-270 to shorten the travel time to their workplaces in other parts of Franklin County.

I-270 with cars

Mon - Thurs

9 a.m. - 9 p.m.


9 a.m. - 6 p.m.


9 a.m. - 6 p.m.


1 - 6 p. m.