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Significant changes coming to the Innerbelt

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

There are some big changes ahead as crews continue construction on the new Innerbelt bridge. Starting on or around October 5th, 1-90 over the Innerbelt will be down to two thru-lanes. 

Crews have already opened up additional lanes on 1-490 east and 1-77 north, and an additional lane will open on the ramp from 1-77n to 1-90 east. 

Drivers are encouraged to use 1-490 to 1-77 north to access 1-90 east in order to reduce the congestion on the Innerbelt. All downtown Cleveland exits will be maintained on this route. 

If traveling into Cleveland from the Jennings Freeway you will need to take 1-490 east to 1-77 north to access 1-90 east and downtown exits. If taking 1-71 north, it narrows to one lane right just north of the Jennings. The ramp has already been widened to smooth the flow of traffic to 1-90 west or 1-490 east. 

ODOT recommends these alternate routes, along with taking the RTA or carpooling to help reduce congestion.

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