O-DOT Ramp Widening Project Continues This Weekend

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -  Work originally scheduled for overnight Thursday, October 8th to close the I-490 eastbound ramp to I-77 northbound in order to pour the ramp's concrete approach slabs has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 10th.

This Saturday, October 10, crews will close the I-490 eastbound ramp to I-77 northbound from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m.  Motorists will be detoured via I-77 southbound and Harvard Ave.

Crews will also close I-490 in the westbound direction beneath the ramp during the same timeframe.  Interstate 490 westbound traffic will be detoured via I-77 northbound and E. 30th Street.

Closures will be postponed should inclement weather prohibit construction activities.  Crews work to widen the ramp from I-490 eastbound to I-77 northbound and perform shoulder upgrades along several routes.

This project is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Tentative completion date: October 31, 2009.

In October 2008, ODOT engineers restricted traffic on the 50-year-old Innerbelt Bridge and rerouted heavy truck traffic after inspections revealed that a number of steel members were aging faster than expected.  In March 2009, ODOT announced it would build a new, five-lane, westbound I-90 Innerbelt Bridge with an investment of stimulus dollars.

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