The Historic Mirror Lake District that has been under construction since fall 2016, which included the renovation of Mirror Lake, Browning Amphitheater and Pomerene and Oxley halls, officially removed its fences Aug. 10. The project budgets were more than $69 million, collectively.
Repairs to the trench drain at 600 Ackerman Road will begin at the 660 Ackerman loading dock area (August 25-26), proceed to the 600 Ackerman entrance, and then to the 600 Ackerman pharmacy entrance. Building access will be maintained via 620 Ackerman (ADA accessible) and 640 Ackerman. Work will result in intermittent sidewalk closures and the closure of 5 ADA parking spaces. Alternate ADA parking is available between 640 and 660 Ackerman.
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.
Beginning August 25 at 6 p.m. and continuing through August 26 at 4 a.m., the westbound lane of 12th Avenue, in front of the 12th Avenue Garage, will be closed. Two-way traffic will be maintained in the eastbound lane with the assistance of traffic control personnel. Leaving the 12th Avenue Garage will be reduced to one exit lane.
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 .
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.
The new and improved Mirror Lake District will once again be open to the public. For the past two years, Mirror Lake has been under renovation with a focus on enhancing safety and sustainability. Click here to watch ABC6's story about about the work.
Beginning August 3 early morning and continuing through mid day, several areas at the Agricultural Administration Building will be closed for a crane lift, including the loading dock, the northeast entrance, some sidewalk areas, some parking spaces, limited ADA parking at the Agricultural Engineering Building. ADA parking for the Chadwick Arboretum and ADA access to Ag Admin will be maintained.