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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.