A ramp in Tremont will be temporarily reopened for Friday morning's commute.
CLEVELAND - If you're planning to drive in downtown Cleveland for the next month expect delays in some areas.
The Ohio Department of Transportation said there will likely be delays near the intersection of Ontario Street and Carnegie Avenue from Friday, April 6 through May 12.
"There will be fewer lanes coming inbound on Ontario and heading east and westbound on Carnegie so through the intersection, you're going to be restricted and constrained to a few lanes than you're used to," said Jocelyn Clemings, a spokesperson for ODOT.
The construction is part of the Innerbelt Bridge project.
When it's complete ODOT said a new lane will be added on Ontario to connect with the new Innerbelt Bridge heading west on 90. An existing grass island will be removed. A new pedestrian area will be changed to make it easier to get through on foot.
Why is this being done? ODOT said they want to make this area easier to maneuver for drivers. They want it to be safer too. Each day 40,000 to 60,000 vehicles pass through here. And they said from 2008 to 2010 there were 153 crashes near this intersection. One-third of those resulted in injuries.
Innerbelt Bridge Coverage
The Ohio Department of Transportation is closing I-90 eastbound closure Thursday morning at 9, which means commuters should expect major delays along a number of highways
Cleveland saw the opening of the new Innerbelt bridge over the weekend - at least for westbound drivers.
The Tremont neighborhood has been hit especially hard with street closings and detours during the construction of the new Innerbelt Bridge. Now that the bridge is opening, much of the heavy construction should taper off.
The new westbound Innerbelt bridge, which was set to open to traffic Saturday, has been delayed until Sunday or Monday.
Two new Innerbelt Bridge construction projects will affect west side inbound drivers for the next three years.
The Innerbelt Bridge project is making a major change to your commute.
The East 9th Street ramp to Interstate 90 west and Interstate 71 south is now closed and will remain closed for two months as work on the new Innerbelt Bridge project begins.
The final pieces to the new I-90 westbound Innerbelt Bridge are going up this week.