Moving day is not far off for the new tenants of Pomerene Hall on the campus of The Ohio State University.
A tour last week reveals that more than a year of construction has turned one of the classic buildings on campus into a modern monument to advanced teaching and learning. Through the clamor of nail guns, circular saws and drills, the renovations are reaching their final stages.
Update: This work has been rescheduled to occur on Sunday, March 18. Additional updates will be shared on this page.
On March 17, starting at 7 a.m. and continuing through mid-evening, Cannon Drive between John Herrick Drive and 12th Avenue will be reduced to one lane for a crane lift. Traffic control officials will be onsite to maintain 2-way traffic in one lane. This project is managed by Ohio State Energy Partners and ENGIE Services. Contact .
On March 16, beginning at 7 a.m. and continuing through mid-day, the area west of Baker Systems Engineering will be closed for a crane lift. Pedestrians may use the sidewalk on the east side of Central Service Building. Alternate ADA parking is available at Tuttle Park Place Garage or Northwest Garage. The roadway and Baker Systems loading docks will be blocked, but delivery vehicles may park temporarily at Baker Systems’ south driveway to facilitate short-term drop-off or pick-up.
Beginning March 12 at 6 a.m. and continuing through March 16 late afternoon, there will be lane restrictions on Neil Avenue west of Pomerene Hall for installation of a new curb. Two-way traffic will be maintained, but the Campus Loop North and West Campus buses will be rerouted onto 11th Avenue, serving the Baker East, Siebert Hall, and Mack Hall bus stops. The Honors House bus stop will not be serviced during this time.
On March 9, beginning at 10 a.m. and continuing through late afternoon, the roadway between Starling-Loving Hall and Hamilton Hall will be closed for a crane lift. Patient access to the Brain and Spine Hospital will be via the western loop, temporarily configured for 2-way traffic during the closure. Access to the Hamilton Hall parking lot will maintained via temporary two-way traffic.
On March 8, beginning at 10 a.m. and continuing through early afternoon, the sidewalk and entrance to the 4-H Center will be blocked for a crane lift. Access to the building will be maintained via the building's west entrance.
Beginning Monday (2/26) and continuing through early May, the sidewalk on the south side of John Herrick Drive, between the Biomedical Research Tower (BRT) and Wiseman Hall, will be closed for construction of an emergency vehicle access drive east of BRT. Eastbound and westbound pedestrian traffic along this sidewalk will be detoured west of BRT or east of Wiseman Hall to access 12th Avenue. The construction is required for future phasing of the Cannon Drive relocation project. Dates are weather dependent and subject to change. Additional updates will be posted on the Cannon Drive Relocation web page.
Construction of the new, enclosed shelter at the Herrick Drive Transit Hub began Tuesday, February 13. Pedestrian access will be maintained around the transit hub and along the crosswalks during the construction. Amenities of the new shelter will include heating, cooling and wi-fi. Construction of the shelter will occur over the next several weeks. Completion timelines are weather dependent and subject to change.
Energy conservation measures will improve lighting at dozens of campus buildings and create a more efficient heating and cooling system for a campus laboratory building through capital projects to be launched in spring 2018.
These energy efficiency projects and four other capital improvement projects related to the Comprehensive Energy Management Project were approved by the Board of Trustees on Feb 2.
In July, Ohio State entered a 50-year partnership with Ohio State Energy Partners to manage the university’s energy system and improve the sustainability of the Columbus campus. The $1.165 billion agreement represents the largest investment in the...
On Thursday (2/1) and Friday (2/2), eastbound Woody Hayes Drive, between the east side of the Woody Hayes bridge and the St. John Arena (EB) bus stop, will be reduced to one lane. CABS will continue to service this stop. On Monday (2/12) and Tuesday (2/13), Cannon Drive, near Ohio Stadium and the Drake Performance and Event Center, will be reduced to one lane. Two-way traffic will be maintained, and traffic officials will be on-site. CABS will continue to service the Mid-Towers and Drake stops. Traffic delays are anticipated during all dates. These lane closures facilitate area soil...