Innerbelt Update
Good news for the Innerbelt Bridge project!  Governor John R. Kasich yesterday announced that a first-of-its-kind financing option will eliminate construction delays for the Innerbelt Bridge project, despite ODOT’s $1.6 billion budget hole.  ODOT will use a public private partnership option – or P3 – that will allow contractors to finance more than $300 million needed to design and construct the second bridge.  ODOT will then pay the contractor back with payments over a fixed period of time. Learn more here!

Regional Interstate Impacts:

§   Through early September, crews on behalf of ODOT will continue routine inspection of the existing I-90 Innerbelt Bridge.  Crews will work during off-peak hours, with a single lane closure. Crews work in the eastbound direction, followed by the westbound direction.  Occasional ramp closures are expected as this work progresses.  We’ll keep you updated as all the changes happen – just log-on to our website at, "like" us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter too!
Downtown/Gateway District Impacts:
§   Tuesday and Wednesday, August 28 & 29, the inbound lanes of Ontario Street will be restricted from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
§   Wednesday, August 29, the inbound lanes on E 9th Street will be restricted under I-90 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
§   Thursday, August 30, the outbound lanes on E 9th Street will be restricted under I-90 from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tremont Impacts:
§   Beginning Monday August 27, Fairfield Avenue will be closed under I-90 beginning at 6 a.m. and will remain closed through 5 p.m. on Friday, August 31.
§   UPDATED!!  On Friday, August 31, Abbey Avenue will begin a new temporary traffic pattern between W 11th Street and the east end of the bridge. Crews will be installing the pavers in cross walks on the north side of the pavement. Traffic will be maintained on the south lane of the roadway; motorists should proceed carefully through the work zone. Traffic on the bridge portion of Abbey will continue to use the new north lanes.




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