The first phase of construction on Cherry Bottom Road began on Monday, October 17. During this phase, the northern portion of Cherry Bottom Road (immediately south of Academy Park to north of the entrance to Columbus Academy) is expected to be closed until October 31. This closure will impact traffic for those attending the Great Gahanna Goblin Fest on October 28.
We urge those who can walk or carpool to the event to do so. The trail on the south end of Academy Park will be open to Woodside Green Park and Nob Hill Drive. The only portion of the trail that will be closed is from Academy Park, where it splits off and leads north, to Meadowside Court. That portion will be used for a hayride. Remember, the trail is not lit. For your safety, we ask that pedestrians not walk along the side of Cherry Bottom Road in the construction zone.
Registration for parking at Academy Park is closed as all of the spaces there have been reserved. Parking will be permitted in the following lots:
- Howard Hanna Real Estate – 4261 Morse Road
- The Charles R. Porter Building – 1375 Cherry Way
- Future home of Columbus Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery (CAPS) – Gahanna Office – 1356 Cherry Way Drive – A FREE shuttle will begin operating to and from this location at 5:30 p.m. and run until the end of the event. It will take passengers to the corner of Cherry Bottom Road and Coldwell Drive and pick them up there as well
Parking for the event will be prohibited on the residential streets near Academy Park.
The map below shows the location of the closure on Cherry Bottom Road and suggested detours.