ODOT puts in a traffic pattern change on the inbound Innerbelt Bridge, but no signs have been put in place to warn drivers.
CLEVELAND - The ramp to the Innerbelt Bridge from the Jennings Freeway closed early Friday morning. This closure will be in place until the second Innerbelt Bridge opens in 2016.
Friday night, I-90 East will be CLOSED over the Innerbelt Bridge (490-77) from 8 p.m. to 10 a.m. At 10 a.m. Saturday morning, the Innerbelt Bridge will reopen reduced to two lanes.
Two lanes will remain and open but drivers will not be able to access the Carnegie and East 22nd Street Ramp from Interstate 90 eastbound.
This will affect commuters who drive from the west side into downtown Cleveland and need to exit onto East 22nd Street or Carnegie Avenue. Drivers will instead need to use I-490 East to I-77 North to reach those destinations.
In order to access I-90 East from The Jennings North, drivers will need to use 490 East to I-77 Northbound to merge on to I-90 East to downtown Cleveland.
Drivers are encouraged to use I-490 and I-77 instead of I-90 East whenever possible.
Earlier this month, The Ohio Department of Transportation closed the entrance ramp to I-90 West at East 14th Street, in addition to the already shut down Ontario entrance ramp.
The roadwork is being done in preparation for the opening of the new westbound Innerbelt Bridge. ODOT spokesperson Jocelynn Clemings said the new span is expected to open shortly before Thanksgiving.
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Innerbelt Bridge Coverage
A ramp in Tremont will be temporarily reopened for Friday morning's commute.
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.