Attention I-90 Motorists: Additional traffic changes are on the way tonight as part of ODOT’s “Alternate Route Plan.” You’ve seen these changes before as these were also implemented in the summer of 2011. Crews will install “channelizers” to separate I-90 thru traffic from I-77 north ramp traffic merging with I-90. Be sure to use I-490 east to I-77 north to access E 22nd and Carnegie, as these exits will be unavailable from I-90 east.
Last night, the SR 176 (Jennings Freeway) ramp to I-71 north/I-90 east was closed. Motorists will need to use I-490 east to I-77 north to access I-90 east and downtown locations. This change will remain in place until the completion of the second Innerbelt Bridge in 2016.
· Overnight tonight, Friday, October 4, I-90 east will be closed between I-490 and I-77 from 8 p.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday morning. Opt for the Alternate! Use I-490 east to I-77 north to reach downtown destinations and I-90 east. When I-90 east reopens Saturday morning, I-90 east will be reduced to two thru-lanes. Motorists who travel from the west via I-90 east will need to use I-490 east to I-77 north to reach MidTown destinations via E 22nd St and Carnegie. These changes will remain in place until completion of the second Innerbelt Bridge in 2016.
· UPDATED!! On Friday, October 11, Abbey Avenue will be closed under I-90 from 1 a.m. until 8 a.m. Use the Lorain-Carnegie Bridge and the Innerbelt Bridge to detour; or use W 11th, Kenilworth, Willey and Columbus Road.
Motorists are encouraged to "Opt for the Alternate!" and use I-490 and I-77 where an extra lane has been added and access to all downtown Cleveland exits is maintained. Alternate forms of transportation and riding RTA are suggested to avoid congestion.