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.