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 .
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.
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. 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!
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.
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.
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 levee 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...