E 9th Street/Ontario Dual Ramp Closure Information
Both the Ontario ramp to I-90 west/I-71 south & the E 9th Street ramp to I-90 west/I-71 south are closed.
Both ramps are scheduled to open onto the new bridge on or around November 9. Initially, access will only be available from E 9th and Ontario to I-90 west and to Abbey Avenue, in Tremont. Access will be restored to I-71 south later in November, when the new bridge opens in its entirety.
**Please note that the timeframe may change due to delays based on weather or other impacts.
A number of roadway improvements will reduce the anticipated congestion due to the 1,448 vehicles displaced from the E 9th Street ramp during rush hour.
During these closures, there will be several ways to reach I-90 west/I-71 south from downtown.
Alternate routes include:
Take the I-77 south ramps at Ontario/Orange, E 9th or E 21st, then enter I-490 west for access to I-90 west or I-71 south.
Take the Lorain-Carnegie Bridge and enter I-90 west from W 25th St. Continue south on W 25th St. for access to I-71 south.
Enter I-490 west at Broadway Avenue for access to I-90 west or I-71 south.
Enter I-90 west at E 14th Street with access to I-71 south.
for a printable map of alternate routes.
For those traveling from downtown to Cleveland’s west or south sides Opt for the Alternate! and follow the signs for “Alternate I-90” - like the one in the image above - to reach your west or south side destination via I-90 or I-71.