On Saturday (8/8), from early morning to late afternoon, the Brain and Spine Hospital Loop will undergo lane restrictions to accommodate a crane lift at Rhodes Hall. Traffic will be maintained. Pedestrians will be detoured to the south of Prior Hall. Access to Prior Hall and to the Starling-Loving loading dock will be maintained.
Beginning Monday (7/27) through early October, the courtyard at the West Campus buildings will undergo repair and improvement. Signage and fencing will direct pedestrians. Building access and bridge access to the south parking lots will be maintained.
Finding silver linings during a pandemic is not always easy, but Facilities Operations and Development (FOD) found a way to create positive results despite the challenges created by COVID-19.
In April, May and June, FOD adjusted service levels in buildings based on need. With fewer people on campus and most staff asked to telework, buildings were not in full use. FOD partnered with Ohio State Energy Partners and ENGIE Buckeye Operations to roll out three phases of energy reduction measures in more than 100 academic and research buildings.
As part the of energy reduction measures, FOD made climate-control...
Continuing through Friday (10/16) late evening, the Plaza at Oxley's by the Numbers will undergo a maintenance and repair project. Signage will direct pedestrians around the work zones, as applicable. Access to area garages will be maintained.
A major messaging effort is underway on the campuses of The Ohio State University to prepare for a safe return this autumn.
Thousands of signs are going up across hundreds of buildings to encourage the use of face masks, physical distancing and good hygiene. The effort is being led by Facilities Operations and Development (FOD) in high-traffic areas and outdoor spaces.
“ We are putting in physical distancing signs in all of our buildings in preparation of campus reopening,”...
Beginning Friday (7/24) early morning through Monday (7/27) early evening, the roadway to Scott Lot will be repaved. Two-way traffic will be maintained in one lane. Traffic control officials will assist with traffic flow during peak hours as warranted.
The Lantern recently wrote about new equiptment being used by Facilities Operations and Development to disinfect high touch points and fight COVID-19. The electrostatic sprayers have a mixture of disinfectants and use an electrical charge so the cleaning particles stick and wrap around surfaces, such as light switches, door handles, desks, chairs, and other shared spaces and surfaces. Video of FOD Using New Equipment to Disinfect Campus
University spokesperson Dan Hedman told The Lantern in an email that the new cleaning regimen meets or exceeds recommendations for cleaning requirements from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and...
Beginning Saturday (7/25) early morning through Friday (7/31) early evening, Medical Center Drive between Cannon Drive and Old Cannon Drive will be closed in both directions. Traffic will be detoured to King Avenue. Motorists should anticipate delays. The Morehouse to Med Center Shuttle will maintain its regular route but may experience delays. The closure supports continued work on the Inpatient Hospital Garage.
Additional lane closures along northbound Cannon Drive and westbound Medical Center Drive will occur early August. Read more .
On Friday (7/10) from early morning to mid afternoon, Cannon Drive and Herrick Drive, near the intersection, will experience rolling lane restrictions as equipment is moved from location to location to accommodate utility work. Traffic will be maintained with the assistance of traffic control officials.