The opening of the eastbound George V. Voinovich Bridge to traffic in September 2016 provided motorists with improved access to and through downtown Cleveland.
The opening of the new eastbound bridge on Sept. 24 follows completion of the five-lane westbound bridge, which began carrying eastbound and westbound traffic across the Cuyahoga River Valley in November 2013.
Voinovich Bridge is part of the Cleveland Innerbelt Modernization plan, which is improving interstate travel along I-90, I-71 and I-77 by reducing congestion and traffic delays while improving safety. An estimated 140,000 motorists use the bridge daily.
Construction of the eastbound bridge began in November 2014 and included reconfiguration of ramps connecting I-90 to major downtown streets. Although most of the mainline highway items are complete, work will continue into 2017 with structural steel painting, local road improvements, landscaping, lighting and other open items.