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....
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.
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.
Drivers heading to The Ohio State University will have some more options this week.
The northbound SR-315 exit ramp to Medical Center Drive and King Avenue is expected to reopen Aug. 15. Part of the new Cannon Drive , between King Avenue and the exit ramp, also will open the same day.
The exit ramp has been closed since May. The on-ramp to southbound SR-315 at Cannon Drive and 12th Avenue was closed a month later to expedite construction for the new Cannon Drive. That ramp will open in late November.
The northbound State Route 315 exit ramp to Medical Center Drive/King Avenue will reopen August 15. New Cannon Drive, between King Avenue and the exit ramp, will also reopen on Aug. 15. Work on Cannon Drive near the Wexner Medical Center will continue through 2019. Vehicular traffic will continue to access North Cannon Garage via 10th Avenue to old Cannon Drive. Additional information will be shared in advance to inform motorists when access to the garage resumes via 12th Avenue. View an overall picture of the next phases of construction .
UPDATED - Work on Cannon Drive near the Wexner Medical Center is expected to continue through autumn 2019. View an overall picture of the next four phases of construction . The project will create 12 acres of developable land, serve as future flood protection, create a north-south connector between King and Lane Avenue, and enhance the green space along the Olentangy River corridor. Opt in for email notifications .
Multiple events occurring through the week of August 20 will result in roadway restrictions and closures, heavy traffic, travel and bus service delays and increased demand for parking across campus. Motorists should plan ahead, allow additional time and follow the directions of traffic officials. Upcoming events include:
It has been nearly 11 months since construction began along Cannon Drive. Phase One of the project is expected to continue through autumn 2019. In conjunction with Framework 2.0, the project will help provide flood protection, 12 acres of developable land, a north-south connection between King and Lane Avenues and will add green space in the Olentangy River corridor. Track the progress of the project with A&P's monthly photos above Cannon Drive.
May 7 – Mid-August 2018 Northbound SR- 315 Exit Ramp to Medical Center Drive / King Avenue Closed
Motorists may use the Goodale Street (to Neil Avenue) or Lane Avenue (to Olentangy River Road to King Avenue) exits to approach the Wexner Medical Center. Medical center staff may want to consider approaching campus from Neil Avenue. The intersection of Cannon Drive and Medical Center Drive will also be closed during this time, however,...