State Keeps Access to Carnegie
Unique intersection will maintain direct access to MidTown Cleveland
In October 2014, state transportation officials agreed to maintain access to Cleveland’s MidTown corridor during the complete reconstruction of the city’s Innerbelt. The decision was made following requests from the local community and legislators to take MidTown access into consideration.
The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has proposed a unique “on-structure” intersection – an elevated intersection above interstate 90 – in order to maintain access to the MidTown Health and Technology Corridor via Carnegie Avenue on Cleveland’s near-east side.
The improved MidTown access and “on-structure” intersection would look somewhat similar to the West Goodale Street and Park Street intersection, over interstate 670 in the city of Columbus. ODOT will continue to work with its stakeholders regarding the aesthetic look and feel of the newly created area.
The estimated cost of the improvement is roughly $20 million dollars. Once funding is identified, construction of this portion of the Innerbelt Plan could begin as early as 2017.
This plan was approved by the Federal Highway Administration in October 2015. For more info, click here.
Looking toward the north. The ramp from I-90 east to the new E 22nd/Carnegie interchange is on the left. Motorists have the option to turn right or left on E 22nd or continue through the intersection to reach Carnegie via a reconfigured Cedar Avenue. The historic Juvenile Justice Center building can be seen just south of I-90, bordered by E 22nd, Central and Cedar Avenue. Because of its historic status, the building cannot be impacted by future construction plans.