Lakefront West Public Meeting Scheduled for February 23
Cleveland (Wednesday, February 17, 2010) – The Lakefront West Project is working to connect Cleveland's west side neighborhoods with Lake Erie by creating connections along the West Shoreway between West Boulevard and the Main Avenue Bridge.
The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and the City of Cleveland will be holding a public Open House to discuss the project and updated corridor alternatives – as well as proposed route adjustments to U.S. Routes 6, 6A and 20 – on February 23, 2010 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church West, Pope John Hall Gymnasium, 6928 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44102.
Exhibits open at 5 p.m. followed by a 6 p.m. project presentation and question and answer period. A sign language interpreter and a Spanish language translator will be available at the meeting.
Any comments received concerning adjustments to U.S. Routes 6, 6A and 20 will be considered prior to a final decision on these route adjustments.
The Lakefront West Project will increase lake access, improve green space, biking and pedestrian facilities and increase development potential along the now limited-access freeway. During Phase II of the project, this 2.5 mile freeway will be transformed into a scenic, tree-lined boulevard.
Reduction of the speed limit will add only an additional 75 seconds of travel time. In 2008, plans to include signalized intersections along the corridor were eliminated, further reducing travel times yet maintaining a scenic, boulevard feel.
For more information, please log-on to www.BuckeyeTraffic.org/LakefrontWest.
For more information contact:
Jocelynn Clemings of the ODOT District 12 Communications Office at (216) 584-2006 or
Robert N. Brown, Director, Cleveland City Planning Commission at (216) 664-3467