Final Widening of I-77 in Cuyahoga County Set to Begin in 2016
GARFIELD HEIGHTS (Wednesday, April 29, 2015) – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will be completing the second and final phase of widening on I-77 in Cuyahoga County in 2016.
Phase 1 of the I-77 widening work took place between I-480 and Oakes Road and was complete in 2013. This second and final phase will add a lane between Oakes Road and I-80 (Ohio Turnpike) creating three lanes in each direction.
Right-of-way acquisition will not be necessary for this project as the additional lane will be constructed within the existing median.
After careful analysis it was determined that any additional noise generated by the new lane of traffic would only minimally impact those adjacent to the highway, therefore noise barriers will not be constructed as part of this project.
The estimated cost of the project will be approximately $40.9 million. The project will be implemented using the design-build process and is currently planned for construction in spring 2016.
Public comments regarding this project may be submitted Mark Carpenter by e-mail at Mark.Carpenter@dot.state.oh.us, by mail to 5500 Transportation Blvd., Garfield Heights, Ohio 44125 or by phone at (216) 584-2089. Comments must be submitted or postmarked by May 15, 2015.
Ohio’s highways are essential to keeping and creating new jobs. With a mission to provide easy movement of people and goods from place to place, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is responsible for maintaining one of the largest transportation networks in the nation. Guided by ethical principles and accountability, ODOT works to improve safety, enhance travel and advance economic development. As a $2.8 billion enterprise, the department wisely invests in its core services of snow and ice removal, annual construction program and highway maintenance operations.
For more information contact:
The ODOT District 12 Communications Office at (216) 584-2005 or email D12.PublicInformation@dot.state.oh.us