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Jan 31, 2019

Road Closing - Traffic Pattern Changes


I-490 planned closure between East 55th Street and I-77 Closure will take place from May 2019-May 2021 CLEVELAND (Tuesday, December 4, 2018) - Starting May 29, 2019 construction crews working on Section 3 of the Opportunity Corridor Project (OC3) will be closing I-490 between East 55th Street and I-77 for approximately two years. Traffic will be detoured via Woodland or Carnegie avenues to access East 55th Street. Specific detours are as follows: I-77 northbound/I-490 eastbound detour to East 55th Street northbound: Exit at East 22nd Street/East 14th Street Keep left onto East 14th Street Keep right onto East 18th Street Turn right on Carnegie Avenue to East 55th Street I-77 northbound/I-490 eastbound detour to East 55th Street southbound: Exit at Woodland Avenue/East 30th Street Keep right onto Woodland Avenue to East 55th Street I-77 southbound detour to East 55th Street: Exit at Woodland Avenue/East 30th Street Keep left onto Woodland Avenue to East 55th Street East 55th Street detour to I-490 westbound: West on Woodland Ave to East 30th Street Keep left and merge onto Orange Avenue Keep right, merge onto I-77 southbound Prior to the I-490 closure, temporary pavement will be installed to allow northbound and southbound traffic to continue on East 55th Street between approximately Bower and Francis avenues. Commuters should follow detour signage visible along the construction areas and are urged to use caution in the work zones. Work during this two-year closure will include: Demolition of existing buildings, bridges and tree removal Reconstruction of the existing streets and intersections along the new boulevard Major underground work including sanitary sewers, waterlines, drainage and utility services Construction of new bridges and retaining walls

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