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Patients and visitors coming to The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center should prepare for detours and road closures due to the Medical Center's expansion project.

View the OSU football game traffic and parking information if you will be here on a home football game day (Sept. 6, 13, 27, October 18, November 18, 22, 29).

Please allow for extra travel time and print off the latest set of maps and directions to your destination.

Please note the following changes:

Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 15 through August 2015, eastbound 12th Avenue, between the 12th Avenue Garage and Neil Avenue, will be closed. Eastbound thru-traffic will be detoured on John Herrick Drive. Westbound 12th Avenue will remain open.

Be aware of traffic and parking pattern changes​ around the Medical Center area on OSU football game days. The State Route 315 ramp to Medical Center Drive will close several hours prior to game time.

  • University's website (For construction projects happening on campus and at the Medical Center and how they will impact traffic and parking)
  • City of Columbus Paving the Way website (For a map of the traffic that impacts the Columbus community)
  • Ohio Department of Transportation website (To view construction due to Ohio Department of Transportation’s Columbus Crossroad’s, I-71/I-670 project)
  • Links to help you get to all locations of Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center:

    OSU Game Day Traffic and Parking Information for Patients and Visitors

    OSU Home Game Schedule
    Date Opponent Game Time​
    Saturday, Sept. 6 ​​​Virginia Tech ​​​8 p.m.
    Saturday, Sept. 13 Kent State ​​​12 p.m.
    Saturday, Sept. 27 ​​​Cincinnati ​​​6 p.m.
    Saturday, Oct. 18 Rutgers ​​​3:30 p.m.
    Saturday, Nov. 18 ​​​Illinois ​​​8 p.m.
    Saturday, Nov. 22 ​​​Indiana ​​​TBA
    Saturday, Nov. 29 ​​​Michigan ​​​TBA


    Parking Information for Patients and Visitors

    • The State Route 315 ramp to Medical Center Drive will close several hours prior to the game.
    • The SAFEAUTO Hospitals Garage on Westpark Street will be reserved solely for patients and visitors on game days.
    • It is recommended that Labor and Delivery patients be dropped off at the front of Rhodes Hall on home game days.
    • Police and Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center Security will monitor access to the SAFEAUTO Hospitals Garage to ensure that only patients and visitors park in this garage

    General Game Day Parking and Traffic Updates

    • Football traffic patterns depend on a variety of factors including time of day, time of game, traffic flows, parking availability. Follow the OSU Department of Public Safety on Twitter at @OSUPOLICE for real-time game day traffic and parking updates.
    • If you are coming to the game and would like information about parking, visit the http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/gameday/ for game day parking information and a map. An updated schedule (as kickoff times are announced) can be found on the site by selecting Football and Schedules from the Men’s Sports drop-down menu.
    View Map and Directions​ to The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

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