UPDATED 12/2/18 - The entrance ramp to southbound State Route 315 at Cannon Drive and 12th Avenue is now open. 12th Avenue has reopened to Cannon Drive. Cannon Drive, between 12th Avenue and Medical Center Drive, has also reopened. Lane closures along Cannon Drive will occur, however traffic will be maintained in both directions.
Left turns from westbound Medical Center Drive to southbound Cannon Drive are not permitted. Westbound Med Center Drive traffic must turn left on Old Cannon Drive to access King Avenue.
As a reminder: Access to the North Cannon Garage is available via 12th Avenue...
The straightening and elevating of Cannon Drive, which runs parallel to the Olentangy River, supports future growth of the university and the Wexner Medical Center and will create a certified levy to serve as future flood protection. As part of the Cannon Drive Relocation project, construction continues on a new pump station located at the southwest corner of Cannon Drive and Medical Center Drive. After heavy rain, the river elevation may rise above storm water outlets, making it difficult for storm water to flow easily from campus through storm water sewers and into the river. When this occurs, the pump...
The City of Columbus Division of Sewerage and Drainage is conducting a routine test of the floodgate wall south of the Scioto River this Saturday, November 17. To do this, SR-315 will be closed in both directions between I-70 and I-670 from midnight on Friday, November 16 through mid-morning on Sunday, November 18. Motorists may use I-70 to I-71 to I-670 as a detour. For questions, please contact the City of Columbus Division of Sewerage & Drainage at (614) 645-7102 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
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....
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 .
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.
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...
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.
Read Columbus Business First's coverage of the reopening of the northbound SR-315 exit ramp to Medical Center Drive and King Avenue as well as continued progress of the Cannon Drive Relocation project.