CLEVELAND (WJW) – If you travel along the I-480 Valley View Bridge, you will notice another traffic pattern change.
The bridge has been under construction for four years.
Crews recently announced the pavement of the existing westbound bridge has been replaced. This means traffic, which had been rerouted onto a new portion of the bridge to allow for the work on the existing portion will be shifted back to the recently completed section of the bridge.
The traffic shift took place over the weekend and was in place for the Monday, September 12 commute.
Monday morning, a crash near the bridge delayed traffic. It’s not clear what caused the accident.
Once construction on the Valley View Bridge is complete, ODOT says, the new bridge will carry two lanes of traffic in each direction.
The two westbound lanes on the new bridge will bypass the I-77 interchange for motorists continuing on I-480.
In the eastbound direction, the two lanes on the new bridge will bypass the Transportation Boulevard exit.
All three bridges are expected to be open to traffic in Fall 2023.