For Immediate Release
October 27, 2014
New North Side Ramp Opens Thursday
I-270 east traffic to use new ramp to Cleveland Avenue
The signs may be black and orange, but it’s not a Halloween trick.
Beginning Thursday morning, weather permitting, drivers on I-270 east at Cleveland Avenue are in for a treat. Instead of taking a separate exit ramp for Cleveland Avenue north and south, motorists will use the same ramp to access Cleveland Avenue – regardless of direction.
The new ramp, which is signalized, will have two turn lanes for each direction.
When the new ramp opens, the loop ramp from I-270 east to Cleveland Avenue north will close permanently. Crews will make the switch overnight Wednesday into Thursday morning.
Here’s how traffic will be impacted:
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29
7 PM: I-270 east will be reduced to three lanes between I-71 and Cleveland Avenue.
8 PM: I-270 east will be reduced to two lanes between I-71 and Cleveland Avenue.
9 PM: The following ramps will close -
Cleveland Avenue north and south to I-270 east
Detour: I-270 west to I-71 north to Polaris Parkway to I-71 south to I-270 east
I-270 east to Cleveland Avenue north and south
Detour: I-270 east to SR 3 to I-270 west to Cleveland Avenue
10 PM: I-270 east mainline will be closed between I-71 and Cleveland Avenue. Traffic should stay right and use ramp lane to continue straight on I-270 east.
Also at 10 PM: The ramp from I-71 north to I-270 east will close. The detour is Polaris Parkway to I-71 south to I-270 east.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30
5 AM: All four lanes of I-270 east will be open but shifted to the left. That’s so the construction crews can work in the area between I-270 and the exit ramp.
Also at 5AM: The following ramps will reopen – I-71 north to I-270 east, Cleveland Avenue north and south to I-270 east and the new ramp from I-270 east to Cleveland Avenue.
Work to reconfigure the ramps from northbound Cleveland Avenue to I-270 east and west will be complete by Thanksgiving. Next year, crews will raise and replace the Cleveland Avenue bridges over the interstate.
The $9.3 million project is expected to be complete late Fall of 2015.
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