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Lakefront West

 

The Lakefront West Project is working to connect Cleveland's west side neighborhoods with the lakefront by creating multi-modal connections along the West Shoreway between West Boulevard and the Main Avenue Bridge. The Lakefront West Project will increase access to Lake Erie, improve green space, biking and pedestrian facilities, increase development potential and simplify connections along the now limited-access freeway. During Phase II of the proposed project, this 2.5 mile freeway will be transformed into a scenic, tree-lined boulevard. Reduction of the speed limit from 50 mph to 35 mph is expected to add only 75 seconds of total travel time along the boulevard. In 2008 ODOT and the City of Cleveland eliminated proposed plans to include signalized intersections along the corridor, further reducing travel times yet maintaining a scenic, boulevard feel.

 

 

 

 Projects in Construction

 

West 73rd Street Extension

  • Expected completion: Summer 2015

To view additional renderings click on the photo below.

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 Construction Complete

 

Pedestrian Tunnels

  • Lake Avenue - OPEN!

  • West 76th Street - OPEN!

 

 Associated Projects

 
 

 Projects in Design

 

West 28th Street & West 45th Street Safety Improvement Project

  • Closure of the Main Avenue bridge eastbound entrance ramp from West 28th Street and the realignment of the Main Avenue westbound exit ramp to West 28th Street.
  • Reconstruction of the West 45th Street entrance ramp to the West Shoreway to better accommodate the West 28th Street traffic.
  • Improvement to turn at West 45th Street and Detroit intersection.
  • Construction expected to begin Summer 2015.



Mainline Reconstruction Project

  • Replacement of the existing West Shoreway mainline pavement from Lake Avenue/Clifton Boulevard to the Main Avenue Bridge (includes the ramps to/from West Boulevard).

Click on the map below for a larger version. The Mainline Reconstruction is outlined in pink and the multi-use trail is outlined in green.

  • Installation of the West Shoreway eastbound exit ramp to West 73rd Street and Edgewater Park (previously closed with the West 73rd Street project due to design criteria).
  • Replacement of the West Shoreway eastbound exit ramp to West 45th Street as well as the ramps on the north side of the West Shoreway.
  • Reconstruction of the Main Avenue/West 25th Street corridor to better accommodate trucks.
  • Installation of a new multipurpose trail along the West Shoreway from West Boulevard to West 28th Street.
  • Wetland mitigation.
  • The reduction in speed limit from 50 mph to 35 mph would occur at the completion of this project. The reduction adds less than 75 seconds of additional drive time along this section of the West Shoreway.
  • Plans are currently being prepared and will be completed in the spring 2014.

 

 

 

 Project Documents

 

Cleveland Urban Core Projects 

District 12 Public Information Office - E-mail: D12.PublicInformation@dot.state.oh.us - Phone: 216.584.2007