Construction during morning rush hour causes backup on I-480

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Construction that lasted into morning rush hour caused major issues on I-480 Tuesday.

FOX 8's Patty Harken first reported the issue around 6 a.m.

Construction had all but one lane of I-480 east closed, between Warrensville Rd and I-271.

The backup stretched for several miles.

FOX 8 reached out to the Ohio Department of Transportation to find out why the construction was underway during such a busy time on the road.

ODOT tells FOX 8 the work was supposed to be completed by 5 a.m.

They say they are working with the contractor to make sure it doesn't happen again.

I-480 is undergoing resurfacing and repair.

The tentative completion date for the overall project is September of 2019.

FOX 8's Patty Harken reports the construction and cones were cleared by 8 a.m.

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