Beginning Thursday (10/4) at 7 a.m. and continuing through Friday (10/5) late afternoon, the central portion of the east/west long walk through the Oval and a section to the north of Mendenhall Laboratory will be closed for construction. Detour signage will be in place.
Beginning Monday (10/8) early morning and continuing through Friday (10/12) late afternoon, eastbound traffic on Woody Hayes Drive and Woodruff Avenue will experience rolling lane restrictions, and the south sidewalk will experience rolling closures. Construction will begin at CBEC and progress westward to Plumb Hall. CABS routes will not be detoured. Traffic control officials will be onsite to direct drivers and pedestrians.
Beginning Thursday (9/20) at 7 a.m. and continuing through Friday (9/21) late afternoon, the east portion of the east/west long walk through The Oval will be closed for construction. Detour signage will be in place, with the recommended pedestrian detour shown as the dashed green line.
Between September 17-29, Monday through Saturday, during the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., traffic control personnel will be on hand at the intersection of Neil Avenue and 11th Avenue to facilitate increased construction traffic into and out of the Postle Hall expansion construction area. Pedestrians may experience delays and are reminded to exercise additional caution near construction areas.
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.
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.