West 65th Street Pedestrian Tunnel Impacts
On Wednesday, August 13, crews on behalf of the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will temporarily adjust the alignment of the West 65th Street pedestrian tunnel to Edgewater Park. This realignment is necessary to accommodate construction of the new West 73rd Street Extension and allows the trail to remain open during a portion of the work.
The temporary realignment will be in place until September 2, at which time the West 65th Street Pedestrian Tunnel and trail will be temporarily closed until late-November 2014. The temporary closure is necessary to accommodate the remainder of the realignment work to connect the West 65th Street trail to Edgewater Park. The trail will have a new path to Edgewater Park that connects with the new West 73rd Street Extension.
During the closure, pedestrians will be detoured via south on West 65th Street, west on Detroit Avenue, north on West 73rd Street and west on Battery Park Blvd. to the West 76th Street pedestrian tunnel and trail to Edgewater Park.
State Route 2 eastbound ramp to Edgewater Park CLOSED
The State Route 2 eastbound exit ramp to Edgewater Park is closed until late-November, 2014. The closure is part of the Ohio Department of Transportation’s West 73rd Street Extension project and is necessary to construct the ramp on a new alignment.
Motorists will detour via the West 45th Street exit ramp to Detroit Avenue to West 49th Street to Herman Avenue to SR 2 westbound.
In 2015, the ramp will be closed again from October through December.
The ramp closure allows ODOT and the contractor to expedite the work and overall reduce the total amount of time the ramp will be closed from one year to approximately eight to 10 months.