Replacement of Pedestrian Bridge on Cleveland’s East Side Begins
Original bridge was struck and removed in March 2013
GARFIELD HEIGHTS (Friday, April 22, 2016) – Three years ago, the pedestrian bridge over Interstate 90 connecting two east side Cleveland neighborhoods was struck and so severely damaged that it had to be removed. This week crews on behalf of the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) have started a project to replace the pedestrian bridge.
“We understand the importance of this connection for the adjacent neighborhoods,” said District 12 Deputy Director Myron Pakush. “ODOT has been working with city officials since 2013 to develop and implement a plan to replace the structure.”
The bridge will once again link the northern and southern portions of the historic Nottingham Village and North Shore Collinwood neighborhoods at the eastern edge of Cleveland. “The bridge was designed not just to enhance transportation but also intended to be a piece of public art designed differently to complement the neighborhood,” said Ward 8 Councilman Michael Polensek. “In fact, the new proposed bike path linking the lakefront to the Highland Road entrance to the Euclid Creek Reservation will traverse the new pedestrian bridge.”
Preliminary construction operations over the next few weeks will not have any impacts to traffic on I-90. Beginning in approximately mid-May, daytime lane closures on I-90 - west of East 185th Street - will take place Monday through Friday during off-peak travel times. Occasional overnight lane closures will be necessary when crews begin setting overhead beams. Motorists can stay up-to-date about lane closures on I-90 by visiting www.Ohgo.com.
Project: Pedestrian Bridge Construction over I-90, west of East 185th Street
Contractor: J.D. Williamson Construction Company
Bid Amount: $3,168,721
Estimated Completion Date: October 2016
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:
The ODOT District 12 Communications Office at (216) 584-2005 or email D12.Public.Information@dot.ohio.gov