Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Update: Route 315 Construction Information

Good afternoon, NECKO - Construction season is upon us.  This is an incredibly helpful update on what to expect...

Route 315 construction information
via onCampus by JeffMcCallister on 6/9/10

The second phase of the State Route 315 construction project is scheduled to begin the day after Spring Commencement, June 14 and run through early September. During this time, traffic will be shifted to the northbound lanes so that construction crews can work on the eight bridges and three miles of highway in the southbound lanes between I-670 and Ackerman Road.

Several 315 entrance and exit ramps will be closed throughout the construction, including those at Lane Avenue. (Only the exit ramp from SR 315 north to Lane Avenue will be open at the beginning of construction. It will close on July 12 for about 30 days.) Faculty, staff, students, patients and visitors are encouraged to pay close attention to detour signs and expect some delays.

Below are specific directions to reach central campus, the Medical Center and the Veterinary Medical Center as well as directions for exiting campus:

Central Campus:

To reach central campus, motorists should take the Ackerman Road exits. Southbound motorists should turn left while northbound motorists should turn right onto Ackerman Road, then turn right onto Fred Taylor Drive and then left onto Woody Hayes Drive. Woody Hayes will connect motorists with Cannon Drive, College Road and High Street.

Medical Center:

Northbound motorists should take the Medical Center Drive exit, and turn left onto Cannon Drive. Southbound motorists should take the King/Kinnear exit and then turn left onto Olentangy River Road. Turn left off Olentangy onto King Avenue and then left again onto Cannon Drive.  The blue "H" hospital signs will help to guide you.

NOTE: There is heavy construction in the Medical Center area, especially on 10th and 12th Avenues. Pay close attention to detour and construction signage and expect delays.

Veterinary Medical Center:

All motorists should use the Ackerman Road exit to reach the Veterinary Medical Center.

Southbound motorists should turn left while northbound motorists should turn right onto Ackerman Road. Then turn right onto Fred Taylor Drive, (past Lane Avenue) turn right onto Woody Hayes Drive, left onto John Herrick Dr. and finally left onto Vernon L. Tharp Street.

Exiting Campus:

To State Route 315: To get to 315 northbound, take the Ackerman Road entrance ramp to 315 north.  To get to 315 southbound, take Cannon Drive to King Avenue. Turn right on King Avenue and proceed to Olentangy River Road. Turn left or south onto Olentangy — the entrance ramp to 315 south is on the left just before Goodale Street.

To I-670: To reach 670 east, take Olentangy River Road south to Goodale. Turn left on Goodale, then left on Neil Avenue and then right onto 670 east.

For more information about the SR315 project, visit

Construction Map:

The occurrence of road closures/detours and the loss of surface parking spaces during summer construction will impact daily travel and may create a ripple effect in other areas of campus as customers use alternate roadways or relocate to new parking areas. For a list of current construction projects, visit:

Alternative Travel Options:

Congested roads might offer the opportunity to try new travel modes to and from campus.