Innerbelt Bridge Changes to Impact Weekend Traffic

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CLEVELAND -- The beginning of one thing means the end of another.

A ribbon cutting was held on the newly constructed Innerbelt Bridge Friday, and the structure was dedicated in honor of Senator George V. Voinovich.

Pedestrians were permitted to walk on the bridge before the event.

ODOT said that because of the weather earlier this week, the new bridge is officially set to open to downtown ramp traffic by Monday morning.

ODOT closed the current Innerbelt Bridge Friday at 8 p.m. It will be closed through Monday at 6 a.m.

The bridge will be demolished this fall to make room another new bridge, expected to be in operation in the fall of 2016.

During the time of the weekend restrictions, drivers may use I-490 and I-77 as a detour. Those who use I-77 or enter downtown from the east side will not be impacted.  

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