Speed limit dropping to 35 MPH on West Shoreway in Cleveland

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CLEVELAND, OH – The West Shoreway has been under construction for quite some time, and now drivers can expect to see even more changes.

Starting on Monday, the speed will be reduced to 35 mph. It’s currently 40 mph.

"That's kind of weird. I don't know why they're doing it,” said driver Raoul Brown.

He drives a lot for work, and doesn’t think it makes sense to slow down traffic.

He said if anything, it’s only going to cause more problems, especially during rush hour.

"They'll see once it changes over, it's just not going to work,” he said.

The change in speed is part of the city’s Lakefront West Project.

Councilman Matt Zone said when it’s done, it’s going to be very impressive. He said neighborhoods in that area will have easier access to Lake Erie. Plus, there will be bike paths and a ton of new landscaping.

He said these improvements are needed and fit in with the redevelopment of Cleveland.

"The greatest cities in the world take advantage of their lake front. For decades and generations, Cleveland has turned its back to the lakefront and now finally as a community, we've woken up,” said Zone. “People need to support this project. It's going to bring long term benefits to the community."