Interstate 77 Modernization & Lane Addition
Ohio has more than 113,000 miles of state, county and municipal roads, enough to circle the globe four and a half times. The Ohio Department of Transportation oversees the nation’s fourth largest interstate system and seventh largest highway network, with the nation’s fifth highest volume of overall traffic. Interstate 77 is an integral part of that highway system and serves as an important north-south corridor, extending as far south as South Carolina. The portion of Interstate 77 which is currently under construction consistently ranks among the most congested areas in northeast Ohio. In fact, according to the 2008 INRIX National Traffic Scorecard this portion of I-77 serves as the 9th worst bottleneck in the Cleveland Metropolitan Area. This project seeks to eliminate those bottlenecks and relieve congestion in the area.