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I-77 Southbound exit ramp to SR 21/Brecksville Rd. in Cuyahoga Heights to close for 100 days.

CUYAHOGA HEIGHTS - (Monday, April 1) Monday, April 15, the I-77 southbound exit ramp to SR 21 (Brecksville Rd.) in Cuyahoga Heights will close for 100 days in order to replace the exit ramp bridge.

Motorists will be detoured via I-77 south to I-480 eastbound to SR 17 (Granger Rd.) to SR 21 (Brecksville Rd.)

Temporary complete closures of I-77 north and south may take place to accommodate bridge demolition and construction operations. Detours will be posted.

The project was awarded to J.D. Williamson Construction Company, Inc. for $7,848,580 and is expected to be complete June 2019.
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Scheduled to begin on May 29, the Ohio Department of Transportation is planning to close a stretch of I-490 for approximately 2 years.

This phase of the Opportunity Corridor Project will close both directions of I-490 between East 55th Street and I-77 through May 2021.

Detours will be established for commuters:

I-77 northbound 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 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

Work will consist of bridge demolition, tree removal, intersection reconstruction, underground work, and new bridge construction.

Once completed, the project will feature two new pedestrian bridges, four new bridges, new intersections, water mains, tree lawns, and more.

“ODOT and the city of Cleveland are excited to see the benefits outside of transportation the Opportunity Corridor project will bring and have already brought this part of Cleveland. This effort opens the potential for new economic development, new jobs and a new identify for the community,” said ODOT District 12 Deputy Director Myron Pakush.

Reprinted from WOIO.…/portion-i-scheduled-be-closed…/