Cuyahoga Co (Sunday, August 3, 2014) - The I-71 northbound ramp to I-480 east and westbound will not fully reopen at 6 a.m. on Monday, August 4 as originally expected due to an equipment malfunction. At 6 a.m. crews will open only the left lane on the I-71 north ramp to I-480 east and westbound. The right lane will remain closed until 6 a.m. Friday, August 8 as pavement repairs are completed to this section of the ramp.
Motorists who use this ramp should expect delays during the morning rush hours. Motorists can should use alternate routes to access I-480 east and westbound.
I-480 westbound alternate: I-71 north to West 150th St. to I-71 south to I-480 west.
I-480 eastbound alternate: I-71 north, West 150th St., I-71 south, I-480 west, Grayton Rd, I-480 east.
Motorists that are traveling to the airport are encouraged to use the Snow Rd. exit off I-71 north.