Columbus, OH – The Ohio Department of Transportation recently opened up a portion of the Northeast Expressway Transformation project in the area of Interstate 270 and State Route 161. The new elements included a reconfigured 161 westbound ramp to I-270 south, westbound lanes of a new interchange connecting Sunbury Road and 161 as well as the region's first tunnel - all with the goal of improving traffic flow. But while some drivers found the changes comforting, others have experienced delays. ODOT District Six spokesperson Nancy Burton encourages drivers to be patient. Burton tells Mike Foley the transition will get better as other elements of the project open.