Cannon Drive Construction Project

Parking Implications

The Ohio State University is nearing the beginning of a major construction project to Cannon Drive that will impact parking. Beginning as early as September 5, the university will begin the process of straightening and elevating Cannon Drive to provide much needed flood protection (learn more). The project will result in the closure of the Polo and Dodd Lots, which currently provide parking for approximately 2,100 CampusParc customers. The university is investing in new amenities to provide students, faculty, and staff a menu of options. All parkers are encouraged to become familiar with the impacts and options so you can make informed decisions about your parking during the construction.

CampusParc anticipates lot closures may prompt a “ripple effect” with the possibility to displace permit holders beyond the medical center area. We encourage you to plan accordingly and expect potential disruptions to your parking routine. Please also familiarize yourself with upcoming CABS changes that may help inform your parking choices.

Continue reading for more information regarding impacts to the parking system resulting from the Cannon Drive relocation project, or click below to purchase your permit.

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Parking Information and Recommendations for Faculty and Staff

Faculty and staff will continue to have choices regarding their parking:

  • Those who prefer proximate parking and have historically parked in the Polo or Dodd Lots with an A or B permit may choose to seek parking elsewhere on Central Campus. Campus parking maps can be found via the CampusParc homepage under “Maps.”
  • Remember that an A permit holder can park in any A, B, or C parking space. B permit holders can park in any B or C parking space, and all permits valid for Central Campus parking may also park in the remote Park and Ride lots. 
  • If the parking permit selected is not meeting your needs, you can exchange it for another type of permit, within limitations. Contact Customer Service for specific information and availability.
  • The university is also providing enhanced shuttle service from the Carmack Lots on West Campus, with drop-off at the new Herrick Transit Center to coincide with the lots’ closure on September 5. Staff/classified civil service employees who typically park in the Polo and/or Dodd Lots may opt to purchase a “B to WB” permit for the 2017-2018 permit year. The permit initially will provide access to all B and C spaces across campus and will automatically be transitioned to a West Campus WB permit on September 5, when the lots close. To purchase the “B to WB” permit, customers may log in to their account and select the “B to WB” permit option in the payroll deduct section of the permit purchase screen. Complete information about the new shuttle service can be found here.
  • The Cannon Drive project, in addition to closing parking lots, will also result in construction congestion near the Wexner Medical Center, changing routes and access to garages. We encourage you to plan ahead and watch for signage that may detour you from traditional routes to parking. Current information about the project will always be available here.
  • Check GarageTracker on the CampusParc homepage and on WMC’s OneSource, which provides virtually real-time information on availability in campus garages.
  • Customers who have reduced mobility and need parking accommodations are eligible to apply for an ADA Accessible parking permit here.

Beginning September 5, allow extra time when you drive to campus, and anticipate proximate parking lots and garages may fill earlier than in the past.

For more information, visit the university’s website related to the project.

Questions about the Cannon Drive project and related construction or transportation implications should be directed to cannondriverelocation@osu.edu.

All parking questions should be directed to osuinfo@campusparc.com.
  

Parking Information and Recommendations for Students

Students will continue to have choices regarding their parking:

  • If you park on Central Campus, the closure of the Polo and Dodd Lots could result in a “ripple effect” of A and B permit parkers moving to the Stadium Lot and elsewhere, parking in available A and B spaces as well as those designated for C permits. Be prepared for increased demand (and an earlier fill time) for parking in the Stadium and St. John parking lots and plan accordingly. You may want to consider parking in the Buckeye Lots and taking the shuttle to campus. Please also familiarize yourself with upcoming CABS changes that may help inform your parking choices.
  • Beginning August 1, CABS routes will change to accommodate the relocation of students, faculty, and staff. The Med Center Express will shift to the Carmack Lots, and a majority of commuter students will be relocated to the Buckeye Lots located along Fred Taylor Drive. The Campus Loops bus service will service the Buckeye Lots and continue to make stops throughout the academic campus. A CXC parking permit will provide commuter students access to the Buckeye Lots as well as a limited number of spaces in the West Campus Carmack 5 Lot for the same price as a WC permit.

For more information, visit the university’s website related to the project.

Questions about the Cannon Drive project and related construction or transportation implications should be directed to cannondriverelocation@osu.edu.

All parking questions should be directed to osuinfo@campusparc.com.
  

Parking Information and Recommendations for Visitors and Patients

The movement of Cannon Drive to the west is a major construction project that will result in the closure of permit parking lots and the interruption to traffic patterns for the duration of the project. There are dedicated patient and visitor parking garages on campus that are the preferred location for you to park; however, we want everyone to be aware of parking pressures and traffic impacts that may result from this critical construction.

Check GarageTracker on the CampusParc homepage, which provides virtually real-time information on availability in campus garages.

For more information, visit the university’s website related to the project.

Questions about the Cannon Drive project and related construction or transportation implications should be directed to cannondriverelocation@osu.edu.

All parking questions should be directed to osuinfo@campusparc.com.