Free Flow: ODOT Reopens All Lanes, Ramps For Holiday Travel - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Free Flow: ODOT Reopens All Lanes, Ramps For Holiday Travel

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Just in time for Thanksgiving holiday travelers and Black Friday shoppers, ODOT crews working on downtown Cleveland's Innerbelt Bridge have reopened lanes and ramps which have been closed for more than a year.

The Innerbelt Bridge is a vital link into downtown Cleveland. In October 2008, ODOT engineers restricted traffic on the 50-year-old bridge after inspections revealed that a number of steel members were aging faster than expected. In March 2009 ODOT announced plans to construct a new westbound Innerbelt Bridge, utilizing federal transportation stimulus funds made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Construction of the new westbound bridge is expected to begin in 2011.

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