The Ohio State University continues to navigate coronavirus (COVID-19) by taking steps to serve the best interests of our students, faculty, staff, patients and visitors. The university has assessed capital projects in an effort to increase financial liquidity until the full impact of COVID-19 is known.
All projects in our pipeline remain important to support our teaching, research and patient care missions. We also recognize the need to be prudent and cautious during these uncertain times. Most construction will continue as planned. However, following an evaluation, projects that can be slowed or modified have been identified.
Beginning Monday (4/20) early morning and continuing through Friday (4/24) late afternoon, the sidewalk around Newton Hall construction will be closed for utility work. Signage will detour pedestrians to the east sidewalk of Neil Ave. and the south sidewalk of 9th Ave.
On Friday (4/17) from early morning to late afternoon, College Road at Annie and John Glenn Avenue will experience a lane restriction to accommodate utility work. Traffic will be maintained with the assistance of traffic control officials.
Beginning Tuesday (4/21) early afternoon and continuing through Sunday (4/26) mid morning, the intersection at College Road and Annie & John Glenn Avenue will be closed for delivery of construction materials and equipment associated with the Arts District expansion project. Northbound College Road traffic will be stopped at the Ohio Union North Garage. A&J Glenn Avenue will be limited to local traffic only, starting at Neil Ave. Signage will detour traffic onto High Street at both Woodruff Avenue and at 12th Avenue. Expect construction traffic on 18th Ave. and on A&J Glenn Ave.
The City of Columbus has announced that, from April 10 through April 20, a southbound lane of Olentangy River Road near Ackerman Road will experience lane restrictions at Olentangy River Road for City of Columbus utility work. This is work that previously was delayed.
On Saturday (4/11) from early morning to mid afternoon, 19th Avenue will be closed for a crane lift to the 140 West 19th Avenue building. Pedestrians will continue to use the south sidewalk. Alternate ADA parking is available at Arps Garage. Access to the parking spaces behind Evans Laboratory will be maintained via College Road.
Most Ohioans are doing their part to flatten the curve by staying at home as we all battle COVID-19. As a thank you to the many Buckeyes practicing social distancing or working from home, we’ve brought the sights and sounds of campus to you. If you’re in need of a walk through the Oval, or a study break near Mirror Lake, take a ride with our drone as we fly through the landmarks of our Columbus campus. We’re all in this together and we will get through it.
UPDATE Mar 26 - Beginning Thursday (3/25) and continuing through Tuesday (3/31), crews will be working at five locations to troubleshoot and help remediate issues brought on by last week's rainfalls, resulting in short-term lane restrictions, as warranted.
Service Building Annex area Woody Hayes Drive west of Olentangy River Road Olentangy River Road by the Coffey Road Sports Center Cannon Drive and John Herrick Drive Tuttle Park Place and the RPAC loop