Innerbelt Update
Attention Commuters:  Overnight Monday, crews will be setting up the work zone for the upcoming work on the I-90 west bridge over Starkweather Avenue. Beginning with the Tuesday morning rush hour, the lanes leading south from the Innerbelt Bridge will be adjusted. Of the three lanes that continue south after the W 14th Street exit ramp, the left and center lanes will flow onto I-71 south. The right lane will flow onto I-90 west. Motorists who want to avoid congestion should Opt for the Alternate! and use I-77 south and I-490 west to reach I-90 west. 
On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights, crews will be demolishing part of the E 9th entrance ramp and the edge of the far north lane on the bridge structure over Ontario.  This work is necessary to facilitate construction of the new overpasses which will carry the E 9th Street ramp over Ontario and carry I-90 traffic over Ontario. 
Regional Interstate Impacts:
·        Overnight Monday and Tuesday, February 27-28, I-90 west will be closed between I-77 and I-490, from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. each morning. Opt for the Alternate!  Use I-77 south to I-490 west to I-90 west.
Gateway Impacts:
·        Overnight Monday and Tuesday, February 27-28, the E 9th Street and Ontario entrance ramps to I-90 west will also be closed from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. the next morning. Motorists traveling to the Tremont neighborhood should use the W 7th Street exit from I-490.
·        Overnight Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, February 27-29, the I-90 east exit ramp for Ontario will be closed after rush hour each evening. It will reopen by 6 a.m. each morning. Motorists may use the E 9th Street exit to reach downtown destinations. On Monday and Wednesday, the closure will begin at 6 p.m. On Tuesday, the closure will begin at 7 p.m. to accommodate the Cavs game at The Q Arena.
·        Overnight Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, February 27-29, Ontario/Orange/Broadway will be closed under I-90 each evening. It will reopen at 6 a.m. the next morning. Motorists can use E 14th Street to Carnegie to Ontario. On Monday and Wednesday, Ontario will close at 5 p.m. On Tuesday, Ontario will close at 7 p.m.
Tremont Impacts:
  • NEW!!  Kenilworth Avenue will remain closed until Thursday, March 1 at 5 p.m.  It will remain open until Monday, March 5 at 7 a.m. when it will close again and remain closed through the week.
  • NEW!!  Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, February 29-March 1, Starkweather Avenue will have a lane restriction, with alternating one-way traffic, from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily.
We appreciate your patience as we continue work on this very important project.  If you have questions about this upcoming work, ask us on our Facebook page at or e-mail us at  We’re happy to help!


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