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 15, 2018

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center plans to build a new parking garage on the land opened up by relocating Cannon Drive as the first in several steps before building an 840-bed hospital tower.

After the new garage opens, the North and South Cannon garages will come down to make a footprint for the tower to connect to the James Cancer Hospital. The end result is more parking: 1,870 spaces in the new garage to a combined 1,100 in the old ones, Jay Kasey, OSU senior vice president for administration and planning, told medical center trustees on Wednesday....

November 14, 2018

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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September 10, 2018

On Tuesday, September 11, at noon, vehicular access to the North Cannon garage resumes via Neil Avenue to 12th Avenue. In addition, the west side entrance and exit previously accessible via 10th Avenue to old Cannon Drive will close. Temporary signage will be in place to direct motorists accordingly.

August 21, 2018

Below are parking and transportation plans for staff who work in the Wexner Medical Center area during home football Saturdays. Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead, allow additional travel time and follow the directions of traffic control officers in this area.


Third-Shift Staff Parking on Friday Evenings (Before a Home Football Saturday) Third-shift staff with West Campus permits arriving after 6 p.m. on Friday should park in the 9th Avenue West Garage . Garage gates will be raised at 6 p.m. to allow vehicles to enter the garage. Staff holding permits with garage access may continue...
August 17, 2018

Fences have come down, walkways are clear and the iconic Mirror Lake is open on campus.

Video captured by Ohio State News shows the evolution of the new Mirror Lake after construction started in late 2016.

The historic Mirror Lake District renovation, which includes Baker Commons, Browning Amphitheater and Oxley and Pomerene Halls , aligns with the university’s campus master plan, Framework 2.0. The renovated Mirror Lake was designed with input from students, faculty and staff to be safer and more sustainable.