State Route 315 on-ramp closure starts June 11

Project supports ongoing Cannon Drive construction

By: The Ohio State University

Published on June 09, 2018

A major entry ramp near The Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center will be closed Monday, June 11 through late-November.

The on-ramp to southbound State Route 315 at Cannon Drive and 12th Avenue is shutting down as will Cannon Drive, between 12th Avenue and Herrick Drive. Commuters should plan ahead and expect delays. Motorists may use Neil Avenue to leave the Wexner Medical Center.

The work supports ongoing Cannon Drive construction to straighten and elevate the road to create a certified levy to add future flood protection for Ohio State’s Columbus campus. The project also opens 12-acres of developable land to allow the university and its medical center to grow.

The on-ramp closure overlaps with a previous closure to the State Route 315 off-ramp to Medical Center Drive. The off-ramp closed in May and is expected to reopen in mid-August. By overlapping the ramp closures during the summer months it will expedite the opening of the new Cannon Drive and intersection at 12th Avenue.

Heavy vehicular and pedestrian traffic is anticipated on Herrick Drive and Neil Avenue during this work, so motorists should anticipate delays and allow additional time for travel. Students, faculty, staff and visitors are reminded to always keep safety in mind when traveling near construction zones.

The associated Cannon Drive construction will impact shuttle service in the area. The Morehouse-to-Med Center Shuttle will be detoured to Herrick Drive and will continue to service the James Cancer Hospital, Rhodes Hall and Ross Heart Hospital stops. See MM reroute map.

The Ackerman Shuttle will be detoured to 12th Avenue and will service temporary stops at the southwest corner of the Biomedical Research Tower and the northeast corner of Doan Hall. From there, it will continue to service the 10th Avenue and Meiling Hall stop. See ACK reroute map.

Access to the North Cannon Garage will be available only via 10th Avenue. Additional work on 12th Avenue, just east of Cannon Drive, will impact the northern entrance into the North Cannon Garage.

Visit the Cannon Drive Relocation project website for additional information about construction and upcoming impacts.

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