Cannon Drive Relocation

Cannon Drive Construction

In conjunction with Framework 2.0, the straightening and elevating of Cannon Drive will support future growth of the university and the Medical Center by:

  • Creating 12 acres of developable land
  • Serving as future flood protection
  • Creating an eventual north-south connection between King and Lane Avenues
  • Enhancing green space in the Olentangy River corridor

The project began September 5, 2017, and the first phase of construction is expected to run through autumn 2019. Learn more by using the below resources.


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February 14, 2019

One mammoth project Ohio State is in the midst of is along the hospital corridor.

The school will build an 840-bed replacement to the original University Hospital along with a west campus urgent care and outpatient clinic. The project also straightens and relocates Cannon Drive to the west, protecting the hospital campus from floods and creating 12 acres for development.

Read the Business First article .

January 11, 2019

UPDATED 1/17/19:

In an effort to make garages more accessible for faculty and staff working over the holidays, the medical center will open the 9th Avenue West Garage for use during specified holiday periods. In addition, due to anticipated weather conditions on January 9, the medical center has extended the use of the 9th Avenue garage.

Parking and Transportation details are as follows:

Friday, Jan. 18

9th Avenue West Garage entrance gates will be raised at 6 p.m. to allow vehicles to enter the garage. Staff holding permits with garage access may...
December 4, 2018

Motorists who commute to and from the area near The Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center got some good news this week: The ramp to southbound Route 315 has reopened after nearly sixth months.

The ramp at Cannon Drive and 12th Avenue had been closed since June as work progressed on Ohio State’s Cannon Drive relocation project.

Read more from the Dispatch article .

December 2, 2018

UPDATED 12/2/18 - The entrance ramp to southbound State Route 315 at Cannon Drive and 12th Avenue is now open. 12th Avenue has reopened to Cannon Drive. Cannon Drive, between 12th Avenue and Medical Center Drive, has also reopened. Lane closures along Cannon Drive will occur, however traffic will be maintained in both directions.

Left turns from westbound Medical Center Drive to southbound Cannon Drive are not permitted. Westbound Med Center Drive traffic must turn left on Old Cannon Drive to access King Avenue.

As a reminder: Access to the North Cannon Garage is available via 12th Avenue...
November 16, 2018

The straightening and elevating of Cannon Drive, which runs parallel to the Olentangy River, supports future growth of the university and the Wexner Medical Center and will create a certified levee to serve as future flood protection. As part of the Cannon Drive Relocation project, construction continues on a new pump station located at the southwest corner of Cannon Drive and Medical Center Drive. After heavy rain, the river elevation may rise above storm water outlets, making it difficult for storm water to flow easily from campus through storm water sewers and into the river. When this occurs, the pump...