TRAFFIC ALERT: Innerbelt bridge changes affect Interstate 90, I-77, I-490, downtown Cleveland ramps

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.

Follow @JackieTraffic for updates on how this affects your morning commute, and ask any questions about the best way to get around.

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