All lanes of the ramp from SR 315 south to Olentangy River Road will open by Friday (10/27), 3 p.m. That means instead of one lane, there will now be three - a right turn lane and dual left turn lanes (blue in the graphic).
ODOT's project to improve the Goodale/Olentangy River Rd/Twin Rivers Dr. intersection and the SR 315/Olentangy River Rd. intersection began in July 2017.
The contractor still has work to do on Olentangy River Road before a fourth southbound lane opens at Goodale Blvd (orange in the graphic). The $3.5 million project is expected to...
Beginning Monday, Oct. 30, and continuing for approximately 2 years, 700 Ackerman Place will undergo renovation. To prepare, approximately 50 parking spaces in the northwest corner and approximately 3 spaces in the northeast corner of the parking lot will be removed from service. Drivers and pedestrians are urged to exercise caution with the increased construction traffic, which will enter at 660 Ackerman Road and travel counterclockwise around the parking lots to the construction area.
As early as Monday (10/16), King Avenue lane closures will occur in both directions between Cannon Drive and the SR-315 overpass through mid-November. Two-way traffic will be maintained and motorists should anticipate delays during this time. The lane closures will accommodate tree removal and trimming as well as the installation of a wall and sewer line required for the Cannon Drive relocation project.
The closure of the Olentangy bike trail between Herrick Drive and King Avenue, previously scheduled to be in place from Wednesday (10/11) through approximately Wednesday (10/18), has been extended through Saturday (10/21) due to weather.
The closure is needed while crews conduct tree removal required for future phases of the Cannon Drive Relocation project. One long-term benefit will be enhanced green space along the river. Existing construction fencing will be moved temporarily to accommodate cyclist and pedestrian traffic only along Cannon Drive.
Construction cones and chain link fences may obscure some of the view of the historic Mirror Lake District , but the pace of progress is moving fast at the iconic setting on The Ohio State University campus.
“Most of the major demolition work is done. The next piece is to get the utilities in place. That includes sewer and electricity,” said University Landscape Architect Steve Volkmann.
The nightly closure of the northbound SR-315 Medical Center Drive / King Avenue off-ramp, previously scheduled to begin on Tuesday, September 19, has been rescheduled to begin on Sunday, September 24. The off-ramp will be closed overnight from 9 p.m. - 5 a.m. for approximately one month.
The closure will facilitate the distribution of dirt between the SR-315 on and off ramps, which is needed to begin the construction of the new Cannon Drive roadway. Emergency vehicle access from 315 will be maintained via a traffic control officer.
Please note the following construction impact dates below. Motorists are encouraged to plan in advance and allow for additional commute times as travel patterns change throughout the coming days.
Friday, September 1
The north/south section of Carmack Road to Lane Avenue will reopen, with a new traffic signal at Lane Avenue. The left turn lane from eastbound Carmack Road onto northbound Kenny Road will be removed. Northbound traffic should exit the Carmack Lots via Carmack Road and Lane Avenue.
Monday, September 4
The Polo and Dodd parking lots will close at 11:59 p.m. All ...
Beginning Tuesday (9/5), Cannon Drive will close for construction between Medical Center Drive and 12th Avenue. Access to SR315 will be maintained. The Polo and Dodd surface parking lots will close Monday evening (9/4). The project will straighten and elevate Cannon Drive to provide future flood protection and open up 12 acres of developable land. A new centrally-located Herrick Drive Transit Hub opens Tuesday (9/5) allowing enhanced MC Express service frequencies. Most CABS routes will service the transit hub rather than individual Medical Center stops.
CABS will run reduced service on Monday (9/4). Overnight / Weekend, Buckeye Village and paratransit are the only routes in service. The MC Express will not run. West campus and CX permits are valid in A, B or C spaces until 3 a.m. on the morning following a university holiday. The Polo and Dodd Lots will close at 11:59 p.m. on September 4. All vehicles must be out of the Polo and Dodd Lots by 10 a.m. (9/5) or they will be towed.
In conjunction with Framework 2.0, the Cannon Drive relocation project and road closure will begin Sept. 5 and run through autumn 2019. Straightening and elevating Cannon Drive, which runs parallel to the Olentangy River, support future growth of the university and the Wexner Medical Center and will create a certified levy to serve as future flood protection. Watch how Ohio State’s flood mitigation efforts continue to evolve through consultation with Big Ten partners and local agencies.
Video of Cannon Drive Project to Serve as Future Flood Protection