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SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio — The final pieces of the $11.5 million funding puzzle have been put into place to realign one of the most confusing and dangerous interchanges in Cuyahoga County.

Construction is scheduled to begin in about two years on the intersection of Van Aken and Chagrin boulevards and Warrensville Center and Northfield roads. It will take that long to complete planning and engineering studies and acquire any needed property, said Joyce Braverman, the city’s planning director.

“We’re getting close,” she said.

A public hearing on the proposed plans will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building, 3450 Lee Road. Residents can meet with designers and provide ideas. The meeting is a requirement because the project is receiving federal funding, Braverman said.

The proposal calls for a standard four-way intersection of Chagrin Boulevard and Warrensville Center Road. The current six-legged intersection is ranked as the 11th highest collision intersection in Cuyahoga County by the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency, a multicounty planning agency, and 263rd worst in the state by the Ohio Department of Transportation.

About 65,000 cars travel daily through the intersection, which includes shopping plazas, a Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority rapid line and a bus terminal. It is the most dangerous in Shaker Heights, with many accidents involving vehicles sideswiping while passing, likely due to the complex, multiple lane turns, NOACA said.