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 Project Overview

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 Demolishing the 1959 Bridge

 
 

 We're Building Two New Bridges

 
 
By constructing two bridges, ODOT is able to maintain traffic on I-90 – a vital link into Downtown Cleveland.  The first replacement bridge of the pair is now complete.  The first new bridge is temporarily carrying traffic in both directions during the demolition of the 1950's-era bridge and construction of the second replacement bridge.  Each new bridge will carry five lanes of traffic when complete - one more than the 1950's-era bridge they replace!
 

 Public Meeting Presentations

 
 

 Who's Building the Second Bridge?

 

​The Trumbull Corporation, The Great Lakes Construction Company, & The Ruhlin Company (TGR) along with designer URS Corporation will perform the demolition of the existing 1959 Innerbelt Bridge and construct a new eastbound George V. Voinovich Bridge in its place. Learn more here.   
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 Info for Contractors & Designers

 
 

 Ramp Reconfiguration

 

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During the fall of 2014, crews will permanently close the on-ramps to I-77 south from both E 9th and Ontario Streets​.  This access will be replaced with a wider, more attractive boulevard along Orange Avenue. Click here for a before and after image.    

The entrance ramp to I-77 south at East 30th will be widened to carry two (2) lanes of traffic onto I-77 south (rather than the one you see today).  The timing of the signals along Orange will be improved and Orange will be maintained with three (3) lanes all the way to E 30th Street (one to Woodland and two to I-77).  Crews will also make changes to East 30th itself to improve the flow/signal timing on Orange Avenue.
 
In addition, crews will reconfigure and re-open the E 14th entrance ramp to I-77 south which is currently closed.  Traffic also has the option to follow Broadway to enter I-77 southbound, south of I-490. 
 
Traffic studies show that all of these combined changes result in acceptable movement of traffic out of the city.
 
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Crews will also build a NEW ramp for East 9th Street southbound (outbound) and a new roadway which will serve locations along the E 9th Street Extension, Orange Avenue and E 14th Street.  This access will replace the Broadway exit ramp.  See a rendering below:
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