Northbound 315 ramp reopens to Medical Center Drive in OSU campus area

SR 315 and Medical Center Drive exit ramp.
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The northbound State Route 315 exit ramp to Medical Center Drive/King Avenue reopened Wednesday.

New Cannon Drive, between King Avenue and the exit ramp, also reopened.

Construction work on Cannon Drive near the Wexner Medical Center will continue through 2019.

Detour signs will be posted. Dates are weather dependent and subject to change. These closures support the Cannon Drive Relocation project. Additional details and project updates will be shared on the Cannon Drive web page.

It is not a coincidence that the ramp opening comes as Ohio State students begin to move in this week on campus.

The entrance ramp to SR-315 from Cannon Dr. and 12th Ave. will remain closed through a portion of November, according to Ohio State University spokesman Dan Hedman explained.

The project will straighten and elevate Cannon Drive, supporting future growth of the university and the Medical Center, according to the Ohio State University website. It will do that by:

  • Creating 12 acres of developable land
  • Serving as future flood protection
  • Creating an eventual north-south connection between King and Lane Avenues
  • Enhancing green space in the Olentangy River corridor

One of the main goals, according to Hedman, is to limit traffic in the area to allow patients and visitors easier access to campus during construction.

Students and staff inconvenienced by the changes have the option to use the Campus Area Bus Service (CABS) for free.

The MedCenter Express provides 3-minute pickup intervals during peak hours (shift changes) with direct service to the Herrick Drive Transit Hub.

For more information, please visit the Cannon Drive Relocation website. (https://fod.osu.edu/cannondrive)

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