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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May 17, 2019

Below are parking and transportation plans for staff who work in the medical center area during the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

During university-observed holidays (12:01 a.m. – 3 a.m. the following day), off-peak parking rules are in place. Additional parking garages become available to garage permit holders, West Campus and Buckeye Lot parking permits are valid in any Central Campus unrestricted space (excluding disability and reserved spaces, load zones, etc.), and surface lot visitor permit holders are permitted to park overnight. In addition, motorcyclists are permitted to park in any unrestricted regular parking space. Please visit the CampusParc...

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...
March 22, 2019

Beginning Monday (3/25) and continuing for approximately 60 days, a portion of the eastern-most northbound lane of Old Cannon Drive will be closed. Access to Evans Hall and the Dodd Lot will be maintained. The two-month closure will accommodate City of Columbus sewer work . Traffic delays are anticipated during this time. Motorists should plan accordingly and allow additional time for travel.

In early April, lane closures will occur along King Avenue, between Old Cannon Drive and Cannon Drive. Two-way traffic will be maintained. Additional information will be provided in advance of the closures.

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 .