The growth and development of the City of Canal Winchester has always been linked closely with transportation. From the days of the Ohio-Erie Canal and the interurban rail, to the Genesee and Wyoming Rail line and U.S. 33 that serve the City today, Canal Winchester is well connected. U.S. 33 bisects the City having three interchanges that allow for easy access for the 61,000 vehicles that travel this limited access corridor each day.

Canal Winchester lies exactly half-way between the larger downtowns of Columbus and Lancaster. U.S. 33 allows you to be in either place in less than 20 minutes’ drive. U.S. 33 also serves as the gateway to Appalachian Ohio from the Columbus region and with recently completed improvements you can travel from Canal Winchester to Athens, Ohio in less than 1 hour.


The City of Canal Winchester has reliable and abundant utilities to meet the needs of the even the largest businesses. Some of the highlights include:

  • 2 million gallons per day of available water capacity.
  • 1.2 million gallons per day of available sanitary sewer capacity.
  • Reliable and redundant electric power provided by South Central Power.
  • More than 30 MVA of electric power capacity available at peak load.
  • Abundant and affordable natural gas located in commercial areas of the City.
  • Fiber optic lines available on all major commercial corridors.

Contact the Development Director to learn more about how the infrastructure available in Canal Winchester can benefit your business.