Innerbelt Bridge to reopen Monday morning

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CLEVELAND--The main artery connecting the east and west side of Cleveland has shut down for several days.

As part of the on-going Innerbelt Bridge construction project, the I-90 bridge closed Friday night and was to remain closed until 6 a.m. Monday morning, June 9.

The old bridge is being dismantled one massive chunk at a time, but the closure is on the new George V. Voinovich Bridge.

The Ohio Department of Transportation says contractors will be working to reposition and repair concrete dividers and do other work on the bridge stretching over the Cuyahoga River.

People heading into town will be detoured along I-490 AND I-77.

“It does cause some confusion and a little inconvenience but it’s worth it, I believe,” said Stephanie Gray.

Most drivers were understanding and so were most people in Tremont, a neighborhood that’s been highly affected and sometimes isolated by the detours and construction projects.

“Kind of don’t know where to get on or off the exits,” said Eric Carrion at “The Gallery.”

Public transportation will also be impacted this weekend.

RTA rail service east of Tower City will be stopped and replaced with shuttle buses. Click here for RTA information

However the Waterfront Line will run every 30 minutes.

But hearty Clevelanders say they are willing to accept any number of delays as long as it makes the city’s infrastructure stronger and safer.

"As long as it’s good for the city nothing wrong with I don’t mind a little rerouting for a minute,” said Bianca Bradley.

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