U.S. Route 23 Cost Of Portsmouth Bypass To Exceed State Estimates By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • May 26, 2015 fhwa.dot.gov Financial documents show Ohio's largest single road construction project and first public-private partnership will cost taxpayers nearly three times its announced price tag of 429 million dollars. Columbus To Get Its First Protected Bicycle Lane By Jim Letizia • Apr 28, 2015 Columbus City Council last night approved the city's portion of a multi-million dollar contract for resurfacing and repairing a portion of U.S. Route 23. Work On "North Side Fix" Continues By Jim Letizia • May 16, 2014 Ohio Department of Transportation The Ohio Department of Transportation says both directions of U.S. Route 23 on Columbus' North side will move tomorrow to temporary pavement to allow crews to work on the next phase of the construction project. Pickaway County Pedestrian Hit By Car By Jim Letizia • May 16, 2014 Pickaway County sheriff's deputies are investigating yesterday's death of a man who was walking to work. ODOT To Add Turn Lanes At Route 23 Intersection By Jim Letizia • Mar 26, 2013 The Ohio Department of Transportation says it will add two left turn lanes from U.S. Route 23 Southbound on to State Route 750 Eastbound near Polaris Fashion Place.