ANNOUNCEMENTS

PROJECT UPDATES:

This page was updated 9-17-2021

 

Entrances and Exits Open for Parking Garage 

9-17-2021

 

The driving entrances and exits in the Ohio Statehouse Underground Parking Garage are open.  

 

CSRAB Opens South Entrances to Parking Garage 

9-7-2021

 

The South driving entrances from Third Street and from State Street will be open beginning Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021. 

 

The South exit is closed for construction.  Please use the North exit to Broad Street or to Third Street. 

 

South Garage Entrance Closed Thursday

9-1-2021

 

The south entrances and exits for Third and State Streets will temporarily be closed for the replacement of the ticketing equipment at the Ohio Statehouse Underground Parking Garage beginning Thursday, September 2, 2021.   Please enter from Broad Street, and use the north exits to Broad Street or to Third Street beginning on Thursday until further notice.  

 

We appreciate your patience during this project.  Please watch the entrance signs and this webpage for updates on the Ohio Statehouse Parking Garage.  

 

Elevators in the Parking Garage

8-30-2021

 

The Ohio Statehouse Underground Parking Garage restoration includes repairs to the elevators.  Two elevators in the garage are available at this time.  Please use the elevator in the southwest corner near State and High Streets, or the elevator near  the Huntington pedestrian tunnel.  

 

The elevator at the northwest corner near Broad and High Streets, and the elevator near the sliding door entrance will be closed for construction for approximately one month.  

 

Parking Garage Open Next Week


8-19-21

 

[Update:  This has been postponed until further notice.]  On Friday, August 20, the North entrance and exit to the Statehouse Parking Garage is planned to be open. The South entrance and exit gates will be closed.  Please enter using Broad Street, and use the North exit to Broad Street or Third Street. 

 

We are hoping to have all gates open early next week.  Please check the garage signage and any future advisories for the current status.  

 

Thank you for your patience as we work on the entrances, exits and pay stations, one of the last remaining upgrades to the Statehouse Underground Parking Garage.   

 

Parking Garage Closures Next Week

8-12-21

 

The Underground Parking Garage at the Ohio Statehouse will replace equipment at the entrances and exits during the week of August 16-20, 2021. 

 

The North entrance will be closed starting at 10 a.m., Monday, August 16 through Tuesday, August 17.  [Update:  through Thursday, August 19.  Please watch the garage signs.] North exits will be closed the entirety of both days. Please use the South entrance and exit during this time.  

 

The Rhodes Tower driving entrance and exit will be under construction on Tuesday, August 17.  Traffic patterns will not be affected during this time, and the Rhodes garage will be accessible.

 

The South entrance will be closed starting at 10 a.m., Wednesday, August 18 through Thursday, August 19.  [Update:  starting Friday, August 20 through early next week.  Please watch the garage signs.] South exits will be closed the entirety of both days. Please use the North entrance and exit during this time.  

 

The Pay Stations will be replaced on Friday, August 20.  Please pay at the exit gates until this work is complete. 

 

Thank you for your patience during these needed improvements. 

 

Parking Garage Open 

7-30-2021

All entrances and exits to the garage are now open to the public. 

 

Garage Exit is Open to Third Street

7-28-2021

The Third Street exit from the Parking Garage is now open, and the loading dock is open.

 

Garage Ramps Open to State Street on July 21 

7-20-2021

 

The State Street entrance and exits of the garage will be open to the public beginning Wednesday, July 21, 2021.

 

The ramps on Third Street remain closed for renovation. 

 

Please be mindful of temporary traffic pattern changes on the Green Level, particularly when exiting.  

 

Open Garage Pedestrian Entrances

7-19-2021

 

The Ohio Statehouse Underground Parking Garage renovation is in the final stages.  The pedestrian tunnel to the Riffe Center is now open.  The south slider door entrance to the Ohio Statehouse is open to the public. 

 

Statehouse Garage Ramp Closure Delayed One Day

7-12-2021

 

We apologize for the delay in construction.  Today’s updated information is that the Broad Street entrance and exit will open for vehicles on Tuesday, July 13 for the Underground Parking Garage.  On Tuesday, the Third and State Street entrances and exits will be closed.  We are very sorry for the confusion.  

 

The public entrance for pedestrians is only at Third Street.

 

Please watch for directional signage, since some areas may be closed for periods of time with short notice. Your patience is appreciated in the last few weeks of the renovation.  

 

The following map and information is expected to be correct begining July 13, 2021.

 

Final Stages of Statehouse Garage Closures on July 12

 

The Parking Garage renovation project is in the final stages.  

 

Please use the North driving entrance and exit on Broad Street for garage access on Monday, July 12.  The South driving entrance and exits will be closed on Third and State Streets.

 

The Green Level continues to be resurfaced.  The third phase closure begins Monday, July 12 on the South side of the Green Level.  This will take a week or more to complete.  

 

The pedestrian entrance at the South sliders will be closed.  Please enter the Statehouse at the Third Street doors or the State Street doors.  Those with I.D. badges may enter at the revolving door.  The pedestrian tunnel to the Riffe Center will be closed.

 

For one day, on Monday, July 12, drivers with Reserved spaces must park in a non-reserved parking spot.  Beginning Tuesday, July 13, the numbered spots for Reserved parking will be available on the Green Level.  

 

Closed on Green Level beginning July 12:

·         South section of Green Level, aisles 8-12

·         South driving entrances and exits at Third and State Streets

·         Electric Vehicle Charging Stations will be closed.

·         Access to Riffe pedestrian tunnel will be closed.

·         South slider entrance to the Statehouse will be closed.

 

 

Continuing Closures:

·         Elevator at the Huntington Tunnel

·         Elevator and Stairway at State and High Streets

 

Please notice that some stairs, ramps or parking spots may be closed for periods of time with short notice.  Your patience is appreciated as we complete the renovation.  

 

 

 

 

Statehouse Garage Closures on Thursday, July 1  (Please Note Date Change)

 

The Parking Garage renovation project is in the final few months.  Please notice that some stairs, ramps or parking spots may be closed for periods of time with short notice.  

 

The Green Level will be resurfaced in June and July with three closures.  The second closure begins Thursday, July 1 in the middle of the Green Level.  The second closure will take a week or more to complete.  

 

Closed on Green Level beginning July 1:

  • Middle section of Green Level, aisles 4 through 7.
  • Pedestrian tunnel to Huntington Center. 
  • Stairway to North Statehouse.
  • Revolving door entrance. 
     

 

Continuing Closures:

  • Elevator at the Huntington Tunnel.
  • Elevator and Stairway at State and High Streets (will be available soon.)
     

 

The Green Level will only be available for people with a reserved parking space, electric vehicles using the electric charging stations, and handicapped parkers using the designated handicapped spaces.  

ALL other vehicles must park on the Yellow or Blue levels. 

 

Important Directions for vehicles parking in the Rhodes Tower:  The entrances to the Rhodes Tower and Rhodes Parking will be open during that time.  Rhodes Tower parkers should use the South ramp down to Yellow Level, drive to the North side ramp, and go up to the Green Level to access the Rhodes garage entrance.  To exit the garage, you must use the ramp to go down to the Yellow Level, drive South and exit through the South ramps. 

 

Your patience is appreciated as we complete the renovation.  

closures June 29

 

Statehouse Garage Closures on June 21

 

The Parking Garage renovation project is in the final few months.  Please notice that some stairs, ramps or parking spots may be closed for periods of time with short notice.  

 

The Green Level will be resurfaced in June and July with three closures.  The first closure begins Monday, June 21 on the North side of the Green Level.  The first closure will take a week or more to complete.  

 

The entrances to the Rhodes Tower and Rhodes Parking will be closed during that time.  Rhodes Tower parkers will be notified about where to find parking spots in the Ohio Statehouse Underground Parking Garage.  

 

Closed on Green Level beginning June 21:

·         North section of Green Level, aisles 1, 2 and part of aisle 3

·         Pedestrian tunnel to Rhodes Tower

·         Rhodes Tower parking

·         Stairway to Broad Street

 

Continuing Closures:

·         Elevator at the Huntington Tunnel

·         Elevator and Stairway at State and High Streets

 

Your patience is appreciated as we complete the renovation.  

Closure Update - 6-9-2021

The State Street Stairway has been opened for access from Yellow Level to Green Level.   The State Street stairway is closed between the Yellow and Blue Levels.  For safety, please do not walk on the driving ramps.  

 

Some stairways in the Garage are closed for construction:

 

·         The Southwest corner stairway and elevator at State and High Streets

·         The North stairway to the Statehouse revolving door  

 

The Huntington Stairway is open, but without access to Yellow Level.  

 

As the renovation of the Underground Parking Garage is in the last months, please be aware that temporary changes may take place with little or no notice.  We will give updates as we are informed of openings and closings.  Thank you for your patience.  

 

Closure Update - 5-17-2021

 

In the final stages of the Ohio Statehouse Underground Parking Garage Renovation, please be aware of changes in the traffic patterns. 

 

Please continue to enter and exit the garage at the Southeast corner. 

 

Beginning Wednesday, May 19, to access the lower levels inside the garage, use the North ramps.  The South ramps to the lower levels will be closed for resurfacing. 

 

Thank you for your patience.  

 

phase four ramps

 


Closure Updates - 3-24-2021

On Monday, March 15, the Blue Level of the garage will be closed for several weeks.  Workers will coat the surface and paint stripes on the lowest level.  

 

Beginning April 5, the north entrance and exit to the garage will be closed for construction.  Please drive into the garage and exit on the south ramps at Third Street and State Street.

The north exit ramp to Third Street will be closed along with the Broad Street exit and entry ramps.  Drivers may enter the garage from Third Street and State Street.  The only exits will be to State Street going east or west.

We thank you for your patience during this project.  

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Ohio Statehouse Garage Renovation Phase 4 Begins Sept. 4

 

(Columbus, OH)— The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) will begin Phase 4 of the Ohio Statehouse parking garage repair project Friday, September 4, 2020. 

 

During Phase 4 of the repairs, the garage will remain in service, however at a reduced capacity. Approximately 25% or 300 spaces will be under construction throughout the entire project.

Phase 4 Garage

During construction, traffic flow will be maintained, and access to each level will be provided.

Vehicles may enter the Broad Street and Third Street entrances. The State Street driving entrance will be open, but closed at certain times for construction. 

 

Driving exits will be open on the North side of the garage to Broad Street and Third Street.  The State Street exits will be closed during Phase 4.

 

Spaces for accessible parking are provided on the North side of the Green Level. The area is convenient to the elevator in the North Penthouse. The South side stairs and the South Penthouse and elevator are closed in this phase.

 

Electric vehicle chargers will be available during this phase of renovation. The charging stations are located on the South side of the Green Level of the garage. 

 

The walking tunnel to the Rhodes Tower is open to those with security badges. The entrances to the Riffe Center and Huntington Building will be affected in Phase 4.  CSRAB will post updates at www.ohiostatehouse.org/announcements. Please, no pedestrian traffic on the ramps.  This is especially dangerous during construction.  Please use caution when driving or walking in the garage. 

   

Many variables can affect the timing of a construction project. A map is attached, and updates about the Ohio Statehouse parking garage repair project can be found at http://www.ohiostatehouse.org/announcements.

 

The Ohio Statehouse Garage is a three level parking structure built in 1964. The last restoration project was completed in 1993 during the Statehouse renovations. The parking garage is U-shaped with seven stair towers and four elevators located throughout.

 

The garage services both daily and monthly parking customers, accommodating up to 1,200 vehicles daily.

 

Please, contact Mike Rupert at mrupert@ohiostatehouse.org or 614-745-6949 for project specific questions.










Click here to read and download the Solicitation (General Contracting Project).

Sealed bids will be received by:

Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board

for the following Project:

OHIO STATEHOUSE PARKING GARAGE REPAIRS

BID PACKAGE 2 – ELEVATOR MODERNIZATION AND STAIR REPAIRS

in accordance with the Contract Documents prepared by:

Schooley Caldwell, Architects/ /Planners/Interior Designers


Solicitation
Garage Renovation, Phase 3 Began March 30, 2020


In order to extend the life of the parking structure, a large-scale repair program was implemented in 2019. This repair program will ensure the long-term structural integrity of the parking garage, allowing for many future years of use.

Throughout the repairs the garage will remain in service, however at a reduced capacity. Approximately 25%, or 300 spaces, will be under construction throughout the entire project. During construction, traffic flow will be maintained and access to each level will be provided.

During this phase, traffic patterns will change. Please use caution when driving or walking in the garage.

Phase 3 floor plan updatedNote: This map was updated 5-19-2020 by CSRAB.

DRIVING ENTRANCE
Vehicles MUST use the Broad Street entrance on the North side of the garage. There are no entrances at Third or State Streets.

DRIVING EXITS
North and South exits are available. Only one South exit will be available at a time. Look for notifications directing traffic to either East or West onto State Street.

STAIRS AND ELEVATORS
All stairs and elevators are open. The stairway to the Huntington Building will be under repair for a brief time.

RHODES TOWER ENTRANCE
The walking entrance to the Rhodes Tower is open to those with security badges.

HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE PARKING
Spaces for handicap parking are provided on the North and South sides of the Green Level.

ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGERS
Electric vehicle chargers are not available during this phase of renovation.

PEDESTRIAN TRAFFIC
Please, no pedestrian traffic on the ramps. This is especially dangerous during construction.

The Ohio Statehouse Garage is a three level parking structure that was built in 1964. The garage services both daily and monthly parking customers, accommodating approximately 1,200 vehicles daily.



January 2020

Crane Blocking Streets and Garage Entrances for Statehouse Garage Repairs

The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) continues phase two of the Ohio Statehouse parking garage repair project in 2020. Construction work with a crane will close several street lanes on two Saturdays.

The crane will be on Broad Street, Saturday, January 18 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Broad Street, east bound, will be limited to one lane of traffic between High Street and Third Street. The Statehouse underground parking garage entrance and exit for Broad Street will be closed, but the other entrances and exits will be open.

 

On Saturday, January 25, the crane will be on State Street from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. State Street, west bound, will be closed between Third Street and High Street.  The Statehouse underground parking garage entrance from State Street will be closed, and the exit to west bound State Street will be closed.  The other entrances and exits will be open.

The crane will lift large fans for the Statehouse underground parking garage.  Many variables can affect the timing of a construction project.




PHASE 2 BEGINS NOVEMBER 4, 2019

Phase 2 Statehouse Garage Repairs – November Changes

 

The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) will begin phase two of Ohio Statehouse parking garage repair project Monday, November 4, 2019.

 

This transition between phases will include:

 

  • Restriping some parking spaces on the Green Level will be done over the weekend, November 2-3. That area will be unavailable for parking Saturday and Sunday.

 

  • The stairway to Broad Street will remain closed for a few weeks.

 

  • The new reserved spaces will be ready for parking, Monday, November 4.

 

  • All driving entrances will be open. Only the southeast exit to State Street will be available to all drivers.  NO EXIT TO BROAD ST. AND THIRD ST.




Phase 2 Update


The Ohio Statehouse Garage is a three level parking structure that was built in 1964. The garage services both daily and monthly parking customers, accommodating approximately 1,200 vehicles daily.

In order to extend the life of the parking structure, a large-scale repair program was implemented in 2019. This repair program will ensure the long-term structural integrity of the parking garage, allowing for many future years of use.

Throughout the repairs the garage will remain in service, however at a reduced capacity. Approximately 25%, or 300 spaces, will be under construction throughout the entire project. During construction, traffic flow will be maintained and access to each level will be provided.

During this phase, traffic patterns will change. Please use caution when driving or walking in the garage.

DRIVING IN AND OUT
All entrances are open into the garage, but the Broad and Third Street exits will be closed. Vehicles MUST use the State Street exit at the southeast corner of the garage.

STAIRS AND ELEVATORS
All stairs and elevators are open except the North revolving entrance to the Statehouse, the adjoining stairway, and the Broad Street stairway.

RHODES TOWER ENTRANCE
The walking entrance to the Rhodes Tower is open to the public.

HANDICAP PARKING
Spaces for handicap parking are provided on the North and South sides of the Green Level.

PEDESTRIAN TRAFFIC
Please, no pedestrian traffic on the ramps. This is especially dangerous during construction.

Garage renovations have an estimated completion date of late summer 2020. Updates on the garage renovation project will be provided periodically and can be found by visiting the Statehouse website at
www.ohiostatehouse.org/announcements.



PHASE 1 TO BE COMPLETED NOVEMBER 1, 2019

Parking Garage Closures, Phase 1

Ohio Statehouse Underground Garage Renovation Project Begins May 13

 

The Ohio Statehouse Garage is a three level parking structure that was built in 1964.  The last restoration project was completed in 1993 during the Statehouse renovations. The parking garage is U-shaped with seven stair towers and four elevators located throughout. 

 

The garage provides parking for employees and visitors to the Statehouse and surrounding public and private sector office buildings, the cultural and arts offering of the Ohio and Palace theaters, and the many restaurants and gathering places of central downtown.  The garage services both daily and monthly parking customers, accommodating approximately 1,200 vehicles daily. 

 

In order to extend the life of the parking structure, a large-scale repair program will be implemented beginning on Monday, May 13, 2019.  This repair program will ensure the long-term structural integrity of the parking garage, allowing for many future years of use. 

During the repairs the garage will remain in service, however at a reduced capacity.  Approximately 25%, or 300 spaces, will be under construction throughout the entire project.  During construction, traffic flow will be maintained and access to each level will be provided.  The first phase of the garage will include structural repairs, mechanical and electrical systems upgrades, along with the addition of a new waterproofing membrane.  The entrances to the Rhodes Tower, Broad and High Street Elevators and Stairwells will be unavailable beginning on Monday, May 13, 2019


The second phase of the garage project will include upgrading the entry portals, the stair towers (penthouses), elevators and stairwells.
 

Garage renovations are to begin on Monday, May 13, 2019 with an estimated completion date of late summer 2020.

Updates on the garage renovation project will be provided periodically and can be found by visiting the Statehouse website at www.ohiostatehouse.org/announcements.