Paving the Way is a partnership of MORPC, the City of Columbus, ODOT, and FHWA to provide information about ongoing road construction information in order to alleviate traffic congestion for commuters in and around Columbus. The website includes planned projects that governments and contractors have provided to the program.

Please bear in mind that Paving the Way does not contain all projects, nor does it always have specific project details. Paving The Way tries to be helpful, but should not be relied upon, for emergency and weather-related closures. To report potholes, please contact your municipality.

Largest Projects

Dublin Road Closure Between Trabue and Roberts

Starting Monday, May 14, Dublin Road will close between Trabue Road and Roberts Road for a sewer line project. The work will begin at the Trabue Road intersection and work its way north. Local access will be maintained coming from the north (Roberts Road), and eventually switching to come from the south.

The project is expected to be completed in five weeks (approximately June 18), weather permitting.

(City of Columbus)

High Street and East Dominion Lane Restrictions

Beginning June 4, High Street will experience lane restrictions and changes in traffic patterm at the intersection of East Domion for ADA ramp and crosswalk work.

Temporary signals will be place when the traffic pattern shifts. 

These traffic impacts should be expected over a four-week period (approximately July 4th).

(City of Columbus)

Livingston Avenue Bridge Over Blacklick Creek Lane Closures

Lane closures will begin April 16 and be reopened in mid-September for a bridge deck replacement on Livingston Avenue over Blacklick Creek. 

Livingston Avenue will be reduced from four lanes to two lanes, with two-way traffic.

The project is expected to be completed in late October.

(Franklin County Engineer)

Godown Road between Linworth Road and Smallwood Drive

The southbound lane on Godown Road is closed from Linworth Road to Smallwood Drive. This is part of the Silver Drive Area Water Line Improvements project.

The northbound lane will remain open but will be shifted with barrels. The road will opened back up in 90 days (approximately the beginning of September).

(City of Columbus)

Alum Creek Drive Closure Between Refugee Road and Frebis Avenue

Norfolk Southern will be closing Alum Creek Drive at the railroad crossing between Refugee Road and Winslow Drive from June 11-15.

There will be access for local traffic from both the north and the south up to the track, but no crossing. 

Glick Road Tunnel Repair

Beginning May 7 crews will remove and replace two timber retaining walls adjacent to the tunnels under Glick Road between Avery Road and Muirfield Drive.

Traffic Impact  

  • Interment lane closures of Glick Road
  • One lane two-way traffic will be maintained with flaggers between 7:30am to 5:00pm


The project is expected to be completed September 2018.

(City of Dublin)

Route 605 Between New Albany Road and Walnut Street

The southbound lane of Route 605 – also known as New Albany-Condit Road – will be closed between New Albany Road and Walnut Street. The northbound lane will remain open.

The closure will be for a road-widening project by the New Albany Co. It is for Nottingham Trace, a Pulte Homes development that will include 240 age-restricted homes off Schleppi Road, and will accommodate the future home of Canine Companions for Independence at 7444 New Albany-Condit Road, he said.

The closure will last for up to 75 days (mid to late August).


US 33 Widening on Southest Side

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) project to widen US 33 in both directions between I-270 and SR 317/Hamilton Road started Monday, May 14, 2018.  Once complete, there will be three travel lanes for both east and westbound travel on US 33. The project will also widen the bridges over Big Walnut Creek. Work will occur in the existing right-of-way and does not require additional land. All lanes on US 33 will be resurfaced. 

The purpose of this project is to improve travel and safety on US 33 between these two interchanges and decrease congestion. Just over 73,000 vehicles use US 33 between Hamilton Road and I-270 each day. More information is on ODOT's website.

Traffic will be maintained during construction using temporary pavement. Nighttime and weekend lane and ramp closures are permitted with posted detours. To receive notifications of traffic impacts, go to and enter your email address. 

The $14 million project is expected to be complete Fall of 2019.


West 3rd Avenue Widening near Railroad between Edgehill Road and Columbus Fire Station #25

Eastbound 3rd Avenue is detoured at Northwest Boulevard, except for local business traffic. This detour is expected to be in place for the rest of the year.

This is for a widening, reconstruction and pedestrian path project -- part of which includes the railroad bridge.

The project will facilitate traffic flow, improve safety and provide pedestrian and bicyclist accommodations with the following improvements:

  • Widening and reconstructing the roadway
  • Constructing a new two-span railroad bridge
  • Building curbs, Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant curb ramps (ADA), sidewalks and a shared-use path
  • Upgrading street lights, signs and underground cables for traffic signals
  • Planting street trees and landscaping
  • Installation of  new traffic signals at:
    • Edgehill Road and W. 3rd Avenue
    • Edgehill Road and W. 5th Avenue

All bridge work is expected to finish in February 2019. Road and sidewalk work will start once the bridgework is complete.

Please drive with extra caution through this and all road-construction work-zones. More information on this project is available at:

(City of Columbus)

Maize Road Between Morse and Cooke

The northbound lane on Maize Road will be closed from Morse Rd to Cooke Rd. This will be for the Maize Road Area Water Line Improvements Project.

The southbound lane will remain open but will be shifted around with barrels.

The closure will be opened back up in 90 days (approximately September), weather permitting.

(City of Columbus)

Parsons Avenue Street Rehabilitation Project

Parsons Avenue will be reduced to southbound-only traffic between E. Broad Street and Franklin Avenue, beginning Monday, April 24, for a street rehabilitation project, weather permitting. The project includes pavement reconstruction; installation of curb bumpouts; sidewalk widening; signal upgrades and other improvements. The project is scheduled to be complete by Spring 2018.

The detour for northbound traffic is E. Town Street, west to S. Washington Avenue, north to E. Broad Street and east, back to Parsons Avenue.

For more details see the Project Fact Sheet at

(Columbus Public Service)

East Gay Street and Cleveland Avenue - Creative Campus Streetscape Project

East Gay Street from Cleveland Avenue to North Washington Avenue is closed, and Cleveland Avenue is one-lane northbound only from Broad Street to Long Street.

The closures are part of the Creative Campus streetscape project, which will reconstruct Gay Street. Improvements include brick/pavers for the pavement, raised intersection tables at Cleveland Avenue, 9th Street and North Washington Avenue. Also included are new sidewalks with streetscape elements that will help enhance East Gay Street as a more pedestrian-friendly environment.

Construction is scheduled to be completed September 2018, with landscaping running through November.

(City of Columbus)

Waggoner Road north of Broad Street

The northbound curb lane of Waggoner Road will be closed north of Broad Street, including one left turn lane eastbound on Broad Street. 

Overmont Ridge Road and Dolmen Drive will also experience closures.

These closures are part of a widening and construction of a shared use path on Waggoner Road from Broad Street to Chapel Stone Road.

The project is expected to be completed in October 2018.

Warner Road Closure between Hamilton and Harlem

Warner Road between Hamilton Road and Harlem Road will be closed for 60 days starting on April 16. 

The first two weeks will close the bridge over Rocky Fork.  The remaining four weeks will close 600 feat of roadway at the Harlem end for street reconstruction. 

Local access will be maintained, but detoured around the closures.

(City of Columbus)

I-70 West Into Downtown Between 18th and Grant Reduced to One Lane

East Side drivers headed downtown via Interstate 70 will notice a new traffic pattern just before the I-70/71 split.

I-70 west is reduced to one lane between 18th Street and Grant Avenue to construct a retaining wall along the interstate. That means I-70 west thru traffic and traffic headed to I-71 south have to merge into the left lane sooner than they did prior to construction.

Drivers are encouraged to follow the signs and choose their lane early. 

This $41 million project is the first of five projects to improve the I-70/71 corridor. The first project will build a new wider bridge at Grant Avenue as well as make improvements to Mound and Fulton. Completion is expected to be in the fall of 2018.

South Side 'Mega Fix' Between Grove City and Columbus

The South Side 'Mega Fix' is a five-mile ODOT construction project on Interstate 71 between Columbus and Grove City that will build extra lanes, new bridges and exit ramps. The $113 million project will be under construction for three years with completion planned for the Fall of 2020. 

Various overnight lane restrictions will be in place. The entrance ramp from Greenlawn Avenue to I-71 northbound will close temporarily for 15 days sometime in July 2018. 

More information on the project can be found here.


Cannon Drive Relocation / State Route 315 Closures

State Route 315 Ramp Closures

Starting June 11 and continuing through late November 2018, the entrance ramp to southbound SR-315 at Cannon Drive and 12th Avenue will be closed, as well as Cannon Drive between 12th Avenue and Herrick Drive (which will remain closed until 2019).

Motorists may use Neil Ave. to exit this area of campus. Detour signs will be posted. Dates are weather dependent and subject to change. 

The northbound SR- 315 exit ramp to Medical Center Drive / King Avenue will remain closed through mid-August 2018. Motorists may use Goodale St. to Neil Ave., or Lane Ave. to Olentangy River Rd. 


View construction detours and Cannon Drive Relocation Project websites for additional information. The project will straighten and elevate Cannon Drive to provide future flood protection and open up 12 acres of developable land. The first phase of construction is expected to last through the fall of 2019.

(Ohio State)

Scioto Darby Road and Leppert Road Reconstruction

Work is taking place for the reconstruction of Scioto Darby Road and Leppert Road.

The project will provide substantial improvements to Scioto Darby Road, which will include constructing two roundabouts, new curbs and multi-use paths, as well as lighting and landscaping, this summer and next. 

The project is taking place in phases and includes a closure of Leppert Road at Scioto Darby to the north at the Heritage Trail crossing until the end of August 2018.  

The completion date of the project is October 2019, weather permitting.

(City of Hilliard)

Grant Avenue Bridge Closing

At 8 a.m. on January 9, the Grant Avenue Bridge, which crosses I-70/71 will close in preparation to be demolished and replaced. This is part of the current construction project to improve the Interstate 70/71 downtown 'split'. The new Grant Avenue bridge is expected to open later this fall.

The detour is: 

Southbound Grant Ave. Detour: Mound St. WB to 3rd SB to Livingston head east.

Northbound Grant Ave Detour: Livingston EB to Parsons NB to Main St. head west.


Along with a new bridge at Grant Avenue, the current project improves Mound Street between 4th and High Streets by adding granite curbs, brick crosswalks, decorative signals, lighting and landscaping. The project also converts Fulton Street to one-way eastbound from 4th to Washington.

The $31 million project which started this past spring is expected to be complete by late fall 2018.


South Hamilton Road and East Livingston Avenue Lane Closures

Starting April 16, the following lane closures will take place for improvements:

Livingston Ave:

  • The curb lane on westbound Livingston, starting at Hamilton and heading west, will be closed for 900 feet. The remaining westbound lane will remain open.

Hamilton Road:

  • The curb lane on southbound Hamilton, starting at Livingston and heading south, will be closed for 900 feet. The remaining southbound lane will remain open.

The closures will be in place for 45 days.

(City of Columbus)

Arcadia Avenue Area Water Line Improvements

The Arcadia Avenue Area Water Line Improvements project will begin the week of June 11. Arcadia Avenue will be closed to westbound traffic until mid-August 2018 between High Street and Indianola Avenue, and detour signs will be posted.

The project also includes work on the following streets: Arcadia, Northwood, Patterson, Maynard, East, Blake, Duncan, Calumet, Adams, Medary, Mood, Northridge, Blemhien, Dorko, Weibel and Oakland Park (from I-71 to Cleveland). Please be aware of various lane restrictions and closures throughout the project, which is scheduled to last approximately 15 months (August/September 2019).

(City of Columbus)

Mound Street Reconstruction

Monday March 5, Mound Street becomes one way for WB only traffic between Fourth and Front.

Reconstruction of Mound Street begins March 5 and will continue until fall 2018,  weather permitting.


Hyland-Croy Road/Post Road Signal Improvements

Work on signal improvements at the intersection of Hyland-Croy Road and Post Road in Dublin began April 9, 2018.

There will be an intermitten right lane closure on eastbound Post Road between Post Preserve Boulevard and US 33.

Completion is scheduled for July 2018.

(City of Dublin)

Darby Creek Drive Closed South of West Broad Street

Darby Creek Drive will be closed south of West Broad Street (US 40/National Road) from June 18-22 for drainage repairs   

The posted detour route for southbound motorists on Darby Creek Drive will follow West Broad Street (US 40/National Road) east to Murnan Road, south to Alton Road, south to Alkire Road and west to Darby Creek Drive.  Northbound traffic will follow the detour route in the opposite direction.

Approximate closure date: June 18 to June 22, 2018 weather permitting.

(Franklin County Engineer)

Nelson Road Between Franklin Park South and Broad

Beginning June 18, the northbound lane of Nelson Road Between Franklin Park South and Broad Street will be closed for a resurfacing project.

The project is expected to be completed in 6-8 weeks (early August).

(City of Columbus)

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I-270 Construction

The ramp from eastbound Broad Street to I-270 north (west side) will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly for bridge work. The detour is Broad Street to I-270 south to Georgesville Road to I-270 north. Completion: June 20. (ODOT)