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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November 6, 2019

Safety is the university’s top priority, and Facilities Operations and Development (FOD), CampusParc, Transportation and Traffic Management (TTM), and the Department of Public Safety work together to offer services during the winter months to keep you safe. As snow and ice start to collect, FOD teams are dispatched to treat campus roadways and sidewalks. They remain on campus throughout the day and night, treating and plowing as needed. CampusParc crews also will be on campus treating parking lots and garages, with garage rooftops remaining open, when possible. Learn more on the CampusParc website .

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October 17, 2019

UPDATE Oct 17 - The Olentangy Bike Trail between John Herrick Drive and King Avenue has reopened. Construction work around the bike trail will continue through the end of October. Dirt will be graded, and seeding will follow.

June 19, 2019

UPDATED June 21 at 12:45 p.m.

Cannon Drive, between 12th Avenue and John Herrick Drive, opened Friday, June 21. Lane closures along Cannon Drive will occur in July for roadway restriping, but traffic will be maintained in both directions.

Beginning Monday, June 24, the Ackerman Shuttle (ACK) and the Morehouse to Med Center Shuttle (MM) will resume service along 12th Avenue. The ACK will stop at Harding Hospital and will no longer stop at BRT. All other stops for both the ACK and the MM will remain the same.


April 30, 2019

Beginning Thursday evening, May 2, and continuing through Saturday, May 4, King Avenue, between Old Cannon Drive and Cannon Drive, will be reduced to one lane in each direction. These lane closures are also scheduled to occur again May 17-19.

As previously shared , the lane closures will accommodate City of Columbus sewer work . Traffic delays are anticipated during this time. Motorists should plan accordingly and allow additional time for travel.

April 22, 2019

Summer is prime time for construction as the university invests in the campus of the future. Multiple construction projects, starting on or around Mon. (5/6) will impact vehicles and pedestrians. A closure of College Road will detour traffic and CABS routes . Detours may be slow as construction reduces High Street to one lane in each direction. On campus, 11th Avenue will become one-way westbound. Review summer construction phasing maps online to plan ahead. You’re going places. Get there safely!

View additional information below:

Summer construction phasing maps CABS summer reroutes CampusParc...