Cannon Drive Relocation - Phase 2

Cannon Drive Relocation – Phase 2

Cannon Drive Relocation – Phase 2, will rebuild the roadway between John Herrick Drive and Woody Hayes Drive at its current elevation and construct a certified ODNR flood protection levee. When complete, the project will add up to 500-year flood protection for the Columbus campus. Work also includes a new signalized intersection at Woody Hayes Drive and the continued expansion of the river park.

The project aligns with Framework 2.0, and continues the work of Cannon Drive – Phase 1 which created a certified flood levee between King Avenue and John Herrick Drive.

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Project Timeline

  • 2017
  • 2022
  • 2025

Construction Stages Through June 2024

September - December 2023

Cannon Drive Phase 2 Traffic Impact Map - Phase 3 Updated August 2023

​​​​​​Key Impacts:

  • Cannon reopens between 12th and Herrick.
  • Herrick reopens between Olentangy and Cannon.
  • Cannon Drive closes north of Herrick.
  • Bus and vehicle traffic rerouted.
  • The Olentangy Trail detour remains.
  • Pedestrian bridge may experience intermittent closures.
  • Drake Performance Center demolition begins.
December 2023 - June 2024

​​​​​​map showing Olentangy Trail rerouted east of stadium

Key Impacts:

  • Olentangy Trail remains rerouted east of Ohio Stadium through summer 2024.
  • The Lincoln Tower loading dock will be accessible only from the south, via Herrick Drive to the Lincoln Tower parking lot, which will temporarily serve as a drive lane only.
  • Pedestrian bridge reopens.
  • Cannon Drive remains closed north of Herrick.
  • Mid-Tower parking lot remains open with access from the north.
  • Northwest stadium lot closes on January 2.
  • Bus and vehicle traffic rerouted.

Project Team

Project Manager 
Tom Ekegren


Construction Manager
Igel/Ruhlin (JV)

Construction Questions

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Cannon Drive, facing southwest, toward Drake Union