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 bare 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

Glick Road Storm Sewer Repair

Repair of a damaged storm sewer line near Glick Road and Muirfield Drive will began April 9.

There will be intermittent lane closures on Glick Road and the adjacent shared-use path.

The project is expected to be completed in May 2018.


Completion Date

  • May 2018

Avery Road Nightly Closures between Hayden Run Road and Riggins Road

Beginning April 23, Avery Road will be closed between Hayden Run Road and Riggins Road from Sunday through Thursday nights between 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. to install new sanitary sewer. This has an approximate duration of three weeks.

Local access will be maintained at all times.

(City of Columbus)

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)

Clime Road North between Crevis Lane and Georgesville Road

Clime Road north between Crevis Lane and Georgesville Road will close for bridge and shoulder repairs starting May 14, 2018.

The project is expected to be completed in two weeks, weather permitting.

(Franklin County Engineer)

High Street and East Dominion Lane Restrictions

Beginning May 14, 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 June 11).

(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)

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)

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

A full closure of 3rd Avenue at the CSX railroad bridge is anticipated to start on Monday, April 23 and last for three weeks.

Eastbound 3rd Avenue is already 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)

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.

More information on the project can be found here.


Cannon Drive Relocation / State Route 315 Closures

State Route 315 Ramp Closure Begins May 7

Beginning May 7, and continuing through mid-August 2018, the northbound SR- 315 exit ramp to Medical Center Dr. / King Ave. will be closed. Motorists may use Goodale St. to Neil Ave., or Lane Ave. to Olentangy River Rd. Starting June 11, and continuing through late November 2018, the entrance ramp to southbound SR-315 at Cannon Dr. and 12th Ave. will be closed. Motorists may use Neil Ave. to exit this area of campus. Detour signs will be posted. Dates are weather dependent and subject to change. 


Cannon Drive is closed for construction between Medical Center Drive and 12th Avenue. Access to Medical Center Drive and 12th, as well as State Route 315, will be maintained. with major closures anticipated for spring / summer 2018.

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

(Ohio State)

Kinnear Road Closure at Railroad Crossing Near Lennox Town Center

Kinnear Road will close at the railroad crossing near Lennox Town Center/State Route 315 beginning May 7 to rebuild the crossing. The project is expected to be completed May 13.

Residents are encouraged to use Kenny Road/Lane Avenue and Olentangy River Road to get around the closure.

Please note that beginning Monday, May 7, the northbound SR- 315 exit ramp to Medical Center Drive / King Avenue will close. Heavy traffic is anticipated in the area, so motorists should anticipate delays and allow additional time for travel.


High Street Lane Restrictions Near North Broadway

North High Street between Orchard Lane and Dunedin Road will have lane restrictions starting May 7. The inside northbound lane, inside turn lane, and inside southbound lane will close -- leaving one lane open in each direction.

The projected is expected to be completed in three weeks (approximately Memorial Day).

(City of Columbus)



High Street and Acton Road Lane Restrictions

Beginning May 14, work at Acton Rd will consist of switching the traffic northbound on High Streen to the southbound side of High Street. This will mean there will be one lane each direction on the west side of High Street. New signal heads will be placed to accommodate this new traffic pattern. This traffic will stay in place one week.

To install the west side of the cross walks on High St. Traffic will eventually move to the east side of High Street on Tuesday, May 22 to accommodate the building of the west side of the cross walks at these locations. This work will take one week.

All of this work will take place within a four-week period (approximately June 11).

(City of Columbus)

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 will include a closure of Leppert Road at Scioto Darby from mid-July through the end of August 2018.

The completion date 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.


Twin Rivers Drive Westbound Lane Closure

Beginning April 16, Twin Rivers Drive will have a westbound lane closure between the U.S. Post Office and the Dublin Road Water Plant. The lane closure is part of a resurfacing project, and eastbound traffic will be maintained. 

This project is expected to be completed late May/early June.


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)

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)

Lockbourne Road Closed between Williams Street and Shepherd Road

Lockbourne Road is closed between Williams Street and Shepherd Road for emergency road repair due to a sink hole. 

The posted detour route for southbound traffic on Lockbourne Road will follow Rowe Road west to U.S. 23, south to Picway Road, north to Shepherd Road, and east to Lockbourne Road. Northbound motorists will follow the detour in the opposite direction.

(Franklin Count Engineer)

Northbound Cleveland Avenue Lane Closure Near Interstate 270

The north side of Cleveland Avenue, from Community Park Drive to Interstate 270, will have the northbound curb lane closed during working hours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting April 11 and lasting for 45 days (roughly the end of May).

This project is for the construction of a shared use path.

(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)