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ODOT offering public tours of Voinovich Bridge project

Tours will be given of the George Voinovich Bridge Project April through September. (Source: WOIO) Tours will be given of the George Voinovich Bridge Project April through September. (Source: WOIO)
The tours will last about an hour and cover about a mile of the project site. (Source: WOIO) The tours will last about an hour and cover about a mile of the project site. (Source: WOIO)
The Ohio Department of Transportation and the George Voinovich Bridge project team are offering monthly public tours of the bridge project site. The first tours will be held on Thursday, April 30.

The hour-long tours will take place twice each month, April through September. Up to 20 people will be able to participate in each tour session. Click here for a complete schedule of tour dates and times.

"With such a large investment by the state of Ohio, we are pleased to again be offering tours of our project site," said Myron Pakush, ODOT district deputy director for the Cleveland region. "It's really a tremendous thing to see up-close. This opportunity gives Clevelanders a new prospective to see the hard-working women and men who build and maintain our infrastructure."

Reservations for the tours are required. Reservations for the April tours can be made now. Reservations for subsequent tours will become available early each month. 

New this year, reservations may be made online by visiting www.Innerbelt.org, calling the project hotline at 216-344-0069 (toll-free at 855-803-5280), or e-mailing Info@Innerbelt.org. All tours are weather permitting and access to the work area may be denied at any time. 

Tour attendees will need to dress appropriately with long pants and hard-soled, closed-toed shoes. Attendees will be expected to walk about a mile as part of the tour. Attendees must be at least 18 years old, or 12 to 17 accompanied by a parent or guardian. All attendees will be required to sign waivers, available online. The project team will provide other safety gear needed to participate in the tour. 

Tours will begin adjacent to the construction site in Cleveland's Industrial Flats, near 1986 West Third Street. Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to scheduled tour time. Late arrivals will not be allowed to join the tour. 

Paid, public parking is available in the Riverview parking lot at 351 Canal Road. The typical daily rate is $6. 

Click here for a map of the tour location and parking. 

Find more information on the tours here.

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