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University Circle Transportation Alerts
September 1st - January 1st, 2014
Opportunity Corridor Public Hearing
The Ohio Department of Transportation invites you to attend a Public Hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Opportunity Corridor Project. The hearing will be held on Tuesday, October 1st, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church (7510 Woodland Avenue). It will be held in an open-house format with a formal presentation beginning at 5:30 p.m., immediately followed by a public verbal comment period. Those wishing to give a public verbal comment will be asked to pre-register at the hearing. Respondents should expect to limit their statements to two (2) minutes each. If you have any questions, please call 216-584-2007 or visit the Opportunity Corridor Project website here. Comments received (at the meeting, by mail, on the web, email, or fax) by 5 p.m. on Thursday, October 31, 2013 will be considered in the Final Environmental Impact Statement.
The proposed scope of the Opportunity Corridor Project includes the reconstruction of 0.3 miles of I-490, construction of a new 2.2 mile arterial roadway connecting I-490 at E. 55th Street with E. 105th Street at Quincy Avenue, and the reconstruction and widening of 1.0 miles of E105th Street from Quincy Avenue to just north of Park Lane. The new roadway is part of a 5.38 mile proposed extension of State Route 10 and a 0.09 mile proposed eastward extension of I-490.
MLK, Jr. Drive / E. 105th Street Reconstruction
Two-way traffic on MLK, Jr. Drive continues to be maintained during the current construction stage. Changes to the work zone along E. 105th Street, between Park Lane and MLK, are expected during the week of September 25th. One lane of north and southbound traffic will be maintained on the east side of E. 105th Street. Northbound traffic will still be able to make left-hand turns at MLK. Cuyahoga County Department of Public Works and general contractor Terrace Construction have installed message boards to alert travelers to these changes. This work zone will remain in place until spring 2014.
In addition, Mt. Sinai Drive, west East 105th Street, which has been closed since January 2013, is expected to open to vehicle and pedestrian traffic later this fall. In the meantime, please note posted detours and continued lack of access to Mt. Sinai Drive off of East 105th Street. All access to Mt. Sinai Drive will be via E. 101st Street/Ansel Road.
For any direct inquiries to the project team, please contact Pat Lynch at the Department of Public Works (email@example.com, 216-348-3836) or Mark Adzema at Terrace Construction (firstname.lastname@example.org, 216-739-3170).
RTA Launches Red Line / HealthLine Extension Study
RTA is exploring options to extend the Red Line and/or HealthLine east into Euclid, closer to the Lake County line. RTA and their consultant team began a study the week of September 10th with a series of public meetings and will continue to seek public input throughout the planning process. For more information on the study and public engagement opportunities, visit www.redlinehealthlinestudy.com.
RTA Quarterly Service Changes
As of August 18, 2013, several bus routes that service University Circle will be adjusted. Please visit the RTA website for more information on these changes.
Cedar Avenue Reconstruction Project & Shuttle Route Changes
Construction on Phase 2 of the Cedar Avenue Reconstruction Project – from East 89th Street to Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive – began on January 29, 2013. One-way, east-bound, traffic will be maintained in this area for the duration of the project. The 1.3 mile rehabilitation project will include full-width reconstruction, a new 12 inch water line, new curbs, sidewalks and driveways, replacement of existing catch basins, and ADA compliant ramps at all non-compliant locations. Due to the change in traffic patterns, the UCRC bus route will only be able to service the south side of Cedar Avenue. This impacts several buildings and lots along Cedar, between MLK and E. 105th Street. If your location is on the north side of the street, please cross Cedar at the nearest crosswalk to find your stop. Contact Martin Reese, Project Manager, at 216.664.2971 with any questions or concerns about the roadway project.
Cedar - University Rapid Station
RTA broke ground Sept. 19, 2012, on the reconstruction of the Cedar - University Red Line Rapid Station. The station and bus terminal remain open during construction, with periodic detours. Beginning Monday, November 5th, the station's north side entrance and bus lane closed. Customers now use the station's south side Red Line entrance and "bus loop," as both will remain open. ADA customers are encouraged to use the Red Line Stations at E. 105/Quincy, Superior or Stokes/Windermere, or ride the HealthLine in the interim. This closure will impact the Red Line and RTA buses #7, #32, #48, and #58, as well as the local Circle Link and UCRC shuttles.
Circle Link riders should walk east from the station's south entrance to Ambleside Drive, where they can cross Cedar Avenue to the nearest Circle Link stop on Murray Hill and Glenwood Avenue. Riders with destinations on Adelbert Road may choose to utilize either the UCRC route or newly added Cedar Rapid Express (CRE) during this time. UCRC and CRE riders will be able to board their shuttle inside the RTA south side bus loop. Please note that pedestrians who need to cross Cedar or Carnegie should use the marked crosswalks at Ambleside Drive (east of the station) and MLK (west of the station). For more information on these changes, please contact Standard Parking at 216-791-6226.
Vehicular traffic changes on Cedar Avenue are ongoing - Eastbound (uphill) traffic is limited to two (2) lanes and westbound (downhill) traffic has three (3) lanes. The Cedar Avenue west "loop" is closed to all traffic (except buses).
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