I was going to disagree with you because it sure seems a lot longer going to Delaware via I-71 / US 36 than using US 23, but Google says there is only 4 miles difference from Broad and High so I guess I can't complain.The 71 to US 23 connector could be built in 18 months once the shovel was turned at a total cost of 150 million.
Charge would be 1.50 cash, 1.00 ezpass each way.
Kokosing built 6.5 miles of 4 lanes in the West Virginia mountains in only 18 months.
Estimated 25,000 vehicles a day will use it on there way north to Marion, Findlay, Toledo, Detroit and other areas.
The " WODDY HAYES THRUWAY "
I personally think it's time to dust off John Circle's plans for an "outer-outerbelt" from about West Jefferson to about Ohio 79. That would make a lot of sense as a toll road given how Columbus has grown and continues to grow. I agree it makes a lot more sense than trying to shoehorn traffic into US 23 that could be rerouted elsewhere.