I-77 Bridge Deck Replacement over Granger Road, Cuyahoga River
Proposed project to begin in 2013
GARFIELD HEIGHTS (Thursday, November 8, 2012) – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is currently working on plans to replace the bridge deck and repair the drainage system of the Interstate 77 bridge over Granger Road, Cuyahoga River, Ohio Erie Canal and Cleveland Metroparks Towpath Trail in the cities of Independence and Cuyahoga Heights.
A recent inspection of the structure recommended replacing the bridge deck and improving the drainage system.
The bridge was built in 1976. A rehabilitation project in 1990 and 1991 included replacing the asphalt deck surface with a concrete overlay, removing and replacing the parapets and median barrier and installing new lighting.
The proposed project will be constructed over the Cleveland Metroparks’ Towpath Trail, but will not impact the trail during work. ODOT will not require any additional property from the Cleveland Metroparks.
The project will use federal and state funding and work is scheduled to begin in 2013.
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:
or email D12.PublicInformation@dot.state.oh.us
The ODOT District 12 Communications Office at (216) 584-2005