Traffic changes come into focus as Ohio State starts new academic year
Allow extra time and be cautious near construction zones
As The Ohio State University invests in the future of teaching, learning and research, major construction projects are changing how the community navigates campus.
The biggest roadway impacts include lane restrictions along Woody Hayes Drive and John Herrick Drive – including the Herrick Bridge.
Those traveling to the Wexner Medical Center, or to and from the core of campus, should seek alternate routes or expect delays. The nearby bike path and pedestrian routes are also marked with detours.
Signs of progress line the roadways throughout the Wexner Medical Center and Health Sciences District. A new Wexner Medical Center garage is open to patients and visitors while construction continues for the new inpatient hospital. Pedestrians along Cannon Drive and 10th and 12th Avenues may be detoured.
Additional key projects in the area include:
- The Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Center at the corner of 11th and Neil avenues.
- The renovation of Newton Hall along Neil Avenue.
- A new Dodd parking garage under construction at the corner of Medical Center Drive and Old Cannon Drive.
- Check for travel impacts before heading to these destinations.
Along the High Street corridor, students walking to and from off-campus neighborhoods should be aware of Arts District construction. The project, located along College Road, will impact pedestrian pathways.
On the east side of High Street, Campus Partners opened Building A and a new university square, located at the intersection of 15th and High. Construction on Building B continues, with sidewalks closed and detours for pedestrian traffic.
Those coming and going to Upper Arlington or State Route 315 will notice two tall buildings on west campus. The Wexner Medical Center Outpatient Care West Campus and the Interdisciplinary Research Facility anchor a new Innovation District. Lane restrictions to the Carmack access road will be in place as the semester begins. There is a new parking lot to support Mount Hall occupants located north of the building.
On football Saturdays, fans parking and riding from west campus will now board shuttles at Carmack 1 – the far eastern parking lot – rather than the Mount Hall Loop, which is under construction.