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The ribbon cutting is Friday and traffic will start using the new, westbound span of the Innerbelt Bridge later in November.

But with something new comes something old. The opening of the new span means re-routing traffic. People in Cleveland’s popular Tremont neighborhood will not be able to use the West 14th Street ramp to downtown. It will be closed and it will stay closed for three years while a new eastbound span of the bridge is constructed.

ODOT Spokesperson Jocelynn Clemings said, “This ramp will not be accessible because essentially we’re going to be building a new bridge where the existing bridge sits now. And it is just not feasible to have that ramp open. But we do have great alternatives for folks in Tremont. The easiest detour for people who want to get out of the neighborhood and back downtown is to use Abbey Avenue and the Lorain-Carnegie bridge.”

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article courtesy of Fox8Cleveland.com

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