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I-71/670 September Highway Construction Changes

For Immediate Release: September 16, 2011

Contact Sherry Mercurio, Director of Public Relations

Mercuris@franklin.edu, 614.947.6581

Columbus, OH —

Franklin University, a leading educator of working adults, would like to advise those travelling to its Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio that first round ramp/exit closures associated with the Columbus Crossroads highway project are scheduled to begin Saturday, Sept. 17.

For help with your commute to campus, closure information and detour suggestions are available through: http://www.dot.state.oh.us/projects/71670/Pages/MapsandUpdates.aspx.

To learn more about these current as well as any future changes, visit www.odot71670.org or call 1.877.381.7071.

The Columbus Crossroads project is one of the largest highway projects in Ohio.  The I-71/670 project will improve safety, reduce congestion, and connect neighborhoods.  The project will add a new travel lane on I-670 and reduce weaving across traffic lanes to exits.  Twenty-two new bridges will be built, including one with a first-of-its-kind cultural wall designed with community input.  The initial phase of the reconstruction project is scheduled to be completed in 2014.

About Franklin University
Founded in 1902, Franklin University is one of the leading and most experienced educators of adult students. Annually, nearly 10,000 students attend Franklin, through its Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, three Central Ohio locations, regional locations in Beavercreek, Ohio and Indianapolis, as well as at five co-locations across Ohio, in addition to online. Franklin offers more than 40 undergraduate and graduate programs (including the new Risk Management and Insurance undergraduate major) and graduates more than 1,500 students annually. The University's MBA program is offered internationally through agreements with institutions in Europe and the Middle East. Further information regarding Franklin University can be found at www.franklin.edu.

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).


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