Innerbelt Update
Attention Downtown Motorists: Overnight Tuesday crews will make a major traffic switch at the Carnegie/Ontario Intersection.  Plan to avoid the intersection beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday evening. Alternate routes are likely to be congested and motorists should expect delays. Beginning Wednesday morning, Ontario will be limited to two lanes in each direction.  Ontario is likely to be congested throughout the day during the coming weeks, and particularly during the AM rush. Motorists are advised to use E 9th, E 14th or E 22nd Streets from I-90 east or I-77 north, rather than using Ontario.  Ontario motorists traveling in either direction will be unable to make left turns onto Carnegie.

Regional Interstate Impacts:

  • Overnight Tuesday, September 11, the exit ramp from I-90 east to Ontario will be closed from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Motorists will be detoured to the E 9th Street exit ramp.

Downtown/Gateway District Impacts:

  • Monday through Friday, September 10-14, E 9th street will have daily lane restrictions at I-90 during off-peak hours.
  • On Tuesday, September 11, crews will be paving inside the existing work zones at the Carnegie/Ontario intersection. Motorist should expect delays and minor lane restrictions on outbound Ontario from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
  • Overnight Tuesday, September 11, the Carnegie/Ontario intersection will be closed from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Motorists will be detoured using Huron and E 9th Street on the north and E 14th Street on the south. Eastbound motorists on the Lorain-Carnegie Bridge will have to turn south on Ontario. Westbound motorists on Carnegie will be detoured at E 9th Street. Carnegie will be closed between Ontario and E 9th Street.

Tremont Impacts:

  • Fairfield Avenue is closed under I-90 through 5 p.m. on Friday, September 7.  The roadway will reopen for the weekend, but will close again on Monday, September 10 at 6 a.m. and will remain closed until Friday, September 14 at 5 p.m.
  • UPDATED!!  On Wednesday, September 12, Abbey Avenue will switch traffic to the south lanes in the roadway section between W 11th and the bridge.  Motorists should be alert for the new traffic pattern and slow down within the work zone.

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