ODOT's Innerbelt Team Helps Local College Students “Get Back to Campus”
Download QR-code-enhanced “Back to Campus” map at Innerbelt.org
 
CLEVELAND (Tuesday, August 21, 2012) – As students return to the campuses of Cleveland State University and Cuyahoga Community College next week, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has created the Cleveland Innerbelt “Get Back to Campus” map to help students and faculty navigate their return to campus. 
 
With approximately 16,000 students attending classes at CSU and nearly 8,000 at Tri-C’s downtown campus, some students and faculty may be unfamiliar with recent traffic changes near the Innerbelt Bridge.  Motorists returning to downtown after a few months absence will notice far fewer restrictions than in fall of 2011.  Specifically, the E 14th Street on-ramp to I-90 west has reopened.
 
ODOT’s “Get Back to Campus” map will help students and faculty alike as they navigate through this important construction work.
 
Students and faculty may find the Cleveland Innerbelt “Get Back to Campus” map by visiting www.Innerbelt.org and clicking on “Get Back to Campus” map.  The “Get Back to Campus” map is enhanced with a QR code that links directly to the Innerbelt Facebook page.  The QR code allows smartphone and mobile device users instant access to traffic impacts and project updates.
 
Students, faculty and motorists alike are reminded to observe reduced speed limits in work zones and to be alert for changing conditions.  Construction activities can result in daily changes within work zones.  The Carnegie/Ontario intersection and the Lorain-Carnegie Bridge will continue to have construction activities through the fall. 
 
Remember: Don’t let construction stop you!  I-90 and the Innerbelt Bridge will remain OPEN during these construction activities so motorists can still reach any location within the Cleveland area. 
 
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Motorists are encouraged to utilize alternate forms of transportation during the construction of Cleveland’s new Innerbelt Bridge including Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) bus and rapid transit services and Ohio Rideshare carpooling services.  For more information, log-on to RideRTA.com/innerbelt or call the RTAnswerline at 216.621.9500.  Visit Ohio Rideshare on the Web at OhioRideshare.com or dial 800.825.RIDE.
 
For more information contact:
ODOT Innerbelt Communications Office at (216) 584-4030 or email info@Innerbelt.org.