‘Opportunity Corridor’ approaching completion
Section 3 is the final section, set to finish Fall of 2021.
CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Opportunity Corridor Section 3 is the last section of the Opportunity Corridor project, nearing its completion date of fall 2021. Once completed, the Opportunity Corridor will connect Cleveland’s East Side in a way that has never been done before, drastically reducing travel times.
According to Amanda McFarland with ODOT, once the corridor opens in the beginning of November, it will create an economic opportunity for the area and people, “There’s a lot of individuals that live over here that haven’t had the opportunity to have jobs in their backyards in decades. This is going to provide them the opportunity to not have to drive all the way across town to look for employment.”
The Corridor Project is constructing a new roadway from I-490/East 55th Street to East 93rd Street. Construction began fall of 2018 and had an initial estimated cost of $150,860,000. Section’s One and Two were completed in 2017/2018 respectively after beginning in 2015.
The main idea of the project is to build a boulevard that will run from East 55th Street at Interstate 490 to East 105th Street in University Circle. In total, the Corridor covers nearly 1,000 acres on Cleveland’s southeast side.
Section 3 will not be fully finished until the Summer of 2022, however the roadway will be open during the finalization.
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