GARFIELD HEIGHTS (Thursday, June 1, 2017) – Minor
operations on the next
phase of the Cleveland Innerbelt Modernization Plan began in early-March,
however the originally scheduled Broadway Avenue ramp closure was postponed for
design changes related to utility relocation work.
will close the Broadway Avenue (SR 14) entrance ramp to I-77 south on June 12
in order to build a new frontage road along the west side of I-77. The new
frontage road will run parallel to I-77 and connect Broadway Avenue and
Pershing Avenue where traffic will then be able to enter I-77 southbound.
of the new frontage road is expected to take approximately 6 months. During
that time, Broadway Avenue motorists will be detoured south to Pershing Avenue
to enter I-77 south.
The closure is necessary in order to build a new frontage road along the west side of I-77. The new frontage road will run parallel to I-77 and connect Broadway Avenue and Pershing Avenue where traffic will then be able to enter I-77 southbound. Construction of the new frontage road is expected to take approximately 15 months. During that time, Broadway Avenue motorists will be detoured south to Pershing Avenue to enter I-77 south.
This project also includes the reconstruction of the Broadway Avenue bridge over I-77, which is expected to begin mid-2018. Those details will be forthcoming.
The Cleveland Innerbelt Modernization Plan is focused on improving safety, reducing congestion and traffic delays and modernizing interstate travel along I-71, I-77 and I-90 through Downtown Cleveland. This investment by the State of Ohio will rehabilitate and reconstruct about five miles of interstate roadways – which includes the two new George V. Voinovich Bridges that carry I-90 traffic - and address operational, design, safety and access shortcomings that severely impact the ability of the Innerbelt Freeway system to meet the transportation needs of Northeast Ohio.
For more information about this and other Innerbelt Modernization Plan projects please visit www.Innerbelt.org. Motorists are encouraged to sign-up to receive project updates directly to their inbox by selecting Innerbelt or I-77 from the projects list.
Project: Reconstruct Broadway Ave (SR 14) over I-77 and move the Broadway Ave. entrance ramp (to I-77 south) to Pershing Ave. via a new frontage road on the west side of I-77 in the city of Cleveland. (CCG6B)
Contractor: Kokosing Construction Company Inc.
Bid Amount: $28,934,600
Estimated Completion Date: September 2019
The Ohio Department of Transportation maintains the state's largest man-made asset--the transportation system. ODOT's mission is to provide the safe and easy movement of people and goods from place to place. As a $2.8 billion per year enterprise, ODOT invests the bulk of its resources in system preservation through maintenance, construction and snow and ice operations.
The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by ODOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 11, 2015, and executed by FHWA and ODOT.
For more information contact: ODOT at (216) 584-2005 or email D12.Public.Information@dot.ohio.gov