Exit ramp to Edgewater Park closing for months

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — The state Route 2 eastbound exit ramp to Edgewater Park will be closed until late November as part of the West 73rd Street Extension project.

According to the Ohio Department of Transportation, the ramp will close Monday. Motorists will detour via the West 45th Street exit ramp to Detroit Avenue to West 49th Street to Herman Avenue to state Route 2 westbound.

In 2015, the ramp will be closed again from October through December.

According to ODOT, the ramp closure will allow ODOT and the contractor to expedite the work and overall reduce the total amount of time the ramp will be closed from one year to about eight to 10 months.

The Lakefront West Project is working to connect Cleveland’s west side neighborhoods with the lakefront by creating multi-modal connections along the West Shoreway between West Boulevard and the Main Avenue Bridge.

The project will increase access to Lake Erie, improve green space, biking and pedestrian facilities, increase development potential and simplify connections along the now-limited access freeway, according to ODOT.

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