Beginning Monday (10/28) early morning and continuing through Thursday (10/31) early morning, traffic along 19th Avenue near Fontana Laboratory will shift to the south, temporarily closing motorcycle and ADA parking in the area. Alternate motorcycle parking is available north of Stillman Hall and at Arps Garage. Alternate ADA parking is available at Arps Garage. Pedestrians will be detoured to the west side of Celeste Laboratory and to the east side of Evans Laboratory.
UPDATE Oct 17 - The Olentangy Bike Trail between John Herrick Drive and King Avenue has reopened. Construction work around the bike trail will continue through the end of October. Dirt will be graded, and seeding will follow.
Columbus Business First recapped Ohio State's biggest construction projects over the last decade. As the outlet cites, from 2010 to 2019, the school's six largest construction projects alone totaled nearly $1.9 billion.
One big-ticket item helped the school reach that lofty spending total. The largest project of the decade – the $1.1 billion Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, more commonly known as The James – carried three times the price tag of its nearest peer.
"This was an enormous project by any measure," said Mark Conselyea, OSU's associate vice president of...
On Thursday and Friday (Oct. 10-11), the Drake Pedestrian Bridge and the north side of Woody Hayes Drive (between the Agriculture Administration Building and the French Field House) will undergo concrete repair.
Drake Pedestrian Bridge - closed. Woody Hayes Drive - Pedestrians will be detoured to the south sidewalk. There will be occasional short-term lane restrictions in the westbound lane to accommodate concrete pouring.
And live from Columbus, it’s campus construction! Curious students and alumni can observe campus construction in real-time on a new university website.
Time and Change: Building the Future is a university website that provides information about 14 construction projects. The website features interactive timelines, live video feeds, project budgets and information about the architects working on the projects, Dan Hedman, university spokesperson, said.
The Franklin County Engineer has announced that, beginning Friday (9/27) at 8 p.m. through Monday (9/30) at 5 a.m., the 5th Avenue Bridge over the Olentangy River will be closed for bridge repairs. Times are approximate, dependent on weather.
Detour for eastbound traffic - Olentangy River Road, north to King Avenue, east to Neil Avenue, south to Fifth Avenue. Westbound motorists will follow the detour in the opposite direction.
On Friday (9/27), from late morning through mid afternoon, Neil Drive north of Campbell Hall will be closed for a crane lift to Campbell Hall. Signage will detour pedestrians to the north sidewalk. ADA access to Campbell Hall will be maintained with assistance from on-site personnel. Motorists may access Neil Avenue Garage via John Herrick Drive.
Beginning Monday (9/30) and continuing for approximately two weeks, soil testing will occur at various locations west of the Stadium toward the Veterinary Medical Center. Equipment will sit atop each location and collect soil samples at various depths. The exact schedule and order of drillings will be variable because of access, weather, and rate of progress.
The portion of the Olentangy Bike Trail west of the Drake Performance and Event Center will be closed on approximately Oct. 7-8...