ODOT is seeking public comment on future
at I-90/Martin Luther King Jr. Dr./Lakeshore Blvd.
GARFIELD HEIGHTS (Friday, April 13, 2018) - The Ohio Department of Transportation
(ODOT) is proposing to reconfigure the I-90/Lakeshore Boulevard/Martin Luther
King Jr. Drive interchange in the city of Cleveland to improve traffic flow and
reduce crashes. The project will include the following improvements:
- Extending two southbound lanes
on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive from Lakeshore Boulevard to East Boulevard.
- Installing traffic signals at
the eastbound and westbound I-90 exit ramp intersections with Martin
Luther King Jr. Drive.
- Improving the sidewalk area
under I-90 to meet city standards, including two-foot buffer from the
bridge wall, 10-foot paved path and two-foot separation from the roadway
Gordon Park, and the Lakefront Reservation are adjacent to the project, however
there will be no impact to these public park areas as the project will be
constructed with existing roadway property.
The Harrison Dillard
Bikeway, which runs under I-90 and parallel to Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
will be improved to meet city bike path standards for safety. The Harrison Dillard
Bikeway will need to be closed at times during construction for the upgrades.
The Harrison Dillard
Bikeway is considered a recreational resource under Section 4(f) of the
Department of Transportation (DOT) Act of 1966 (23 CFR 774) and is provided protection
from adverse impacts due to federal-aid transportation projects. ODOT will
implement the following measures to minimize harm to this resource:
- Access to Rockefeller Park,
Gordon Park and Lakefront Reservation will be maintained at all times
during construction activities.
- Temporary construction fencing
will be installed along proposed construction limits prior to the start of
construction activities to protect the existing 4(f) property and the
- Appropriate signage will be
installed to alert park users of the roadway closure.
- No staging and/or storage of
construction equipment will take place outside of the proposed
project is considered to have a minor impact on Harrison Dillard Bikeway. The
City of Cleveland has concurred that the project will not adversely affect the
protected recreational activities, features or attributed associated with this
ODOT is seeking public
input regarding the proposed project. Comments may be directed to:
Mr. Mark Alan Carpenter
District Environmental Engineer
5500 Transportation Blvd.
Garfield Heights, OH, 44125
216-584-2089 or Mark.Carpenter@dot.ohio.gov
will be received until April 25, 2018.
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.