ODOT’s I-77 Bridge Replacement Project Tackles Obstacles, Progresses
As part of the Cleveland Urban Core Projects, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has what it calls the Cleveland Innerbelt Modernization Plan. One of the initiatives in the work is the widening and reconstruction of the I-77 bridge over I-490 and the improvement of I-77 south of I-490 — a $25.6 million contract that was awarded to The Ruhlin Company.
The ongoing I-77 work has not been easy, but the Ruhlin project team and crews are tackling any obstacles that come their way.
The work will see the current I-77 bridge (one southbound and one northbound 420-ft.-long structures, two lanes in each direction) demolished and replaced with a 510-ft.-long bridge that has three lanes in each direction.
The other road work includes 700 ft. of approach roads on either side of the new bridge, along with ramp roadway replacement and improvements.
The work started last October and is expected be completed in October or late fall of 2019. This project is being financed by state and federal funding.