University Circle Transportation Alerts

January 1st - January 1st, 2016

New Pedestrian Crossing at Carnegie and MLK
On Tuesday, September 22, the Division of Streets will begin redesign work on the Carnegie Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive intersection. Work on the intersection will begin today (September 22) and is expected to be finalized by Wednesday (September 23) morning.

Improvements to the intersection will include installation of a new crosswalk, street crossing signals, and a traffic island that will provide a shortened crossing and allow for pedestrians to use the new crosswalk on the north side of the intersection. In addition to the intersection enhancements, westbound traffic from Cedar Hill to Carnegie Avenue will be two through lanes and one turn lane onto Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

Opportunity Corridor Update
On Tuesday, September 8, crews will close East 105th Street to southbound traffic between Carnegie Avenue and Cedar Avenue for a period of 75 days.  Southbound motorists will be detoured via East 100th Street.

Also beginning Tuesday, September 8, crews will restrict Chester Avenue to one lane in each direction at East 105th Street for approximately two weeks for installation of an underground electrical vault.  In addition, East 105th Street between Chester Avenue and Euclid Avenue will be reduced to one lane in each direction during off peak hours for the same operation. 

Construction Underway on the Opportunity Corridor

East 105th Street Impacts: On Tuesday, August 4, crews will restrict traffic on East 105th Street between Carnegie Avenue and Euclid Avenue to one lane in each direction through early-September in order to perform waterline replacement work.

Reminder! East 105th Street remains closed in both directions between Cedar Avenue and Quebec Avenueuntil about mid-October 2015. Motorists are detoured via East 100th Street.  Frank, Arthur, Hudson and Norman Avenues will not have direct access to East 105th Street during the closure.  These streets have temporarily been made two-way streets to provide full access. 
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The East Boulevard Resurfacing project
On Tuesday June 30th, crews will close East Boulevard to Northbound traffic between St. Clair Street and Superior Avenue for Section 1 of the East Boulevard Resurfacing Project. One-way traffic will be maintained Southbound on East Boulevard throughout the construction. Northbound East Boulevard traffic will be prohibited in construction zones.
Northbound motorists will be detoured westbound on Superior Avenue then north on E 105th Street to St. Clair Street.

During the project, East Boulevard to be partially closed to through traffic. Signs, flashing arrows, and orange barrels will mark the detour route. One-way traffic will be maintained Southbound on East Boulevard during construction. Northbound East Boulevard traffic will be prohibited, in phases, except in the area between East 105th Street and Wade Park where two-way traffic shall be maintained at all times.

Local access for abutting properties will also be maintained at all times through the use of partial width construction and by maintaining one minimum ten (10) foot lane for southbound traffic. Pedestrian walkways will be maintained at all intersections and along at least one side of the street. All on-street parking will be temporarily prohibited in the work zone areas.

RTA Service Change to begin March, 1 2015
9-Mayfield: All trips will start and end at the Cedar-University Station. Westbound trips travel via Adelbert Road and Murray Hill Road to the Cedar-University Station.

As of March 1, 2015, the timetables for several transit routes that service University Circle will be adjusted.  Please visit the RTA website for more information on these changes.

Moving Greater University Circle Transportation & Mobility Study
UCI and its partners at the City of Cleveland and NOACA recently completed the Moving Greater University Circle Transportation & Mobility Study. The project assessed areas of need and opportunity in our transportation system and identified a series of short and long-term strategies for effective transportation management. Additional work is now under way to develop an implementation plan to carry these recommendations forward.  For more information, visit the project page here.  

Car and Bike Share programs Expand in University Circle
Zipcar car sharing and Zagster bike sharing are two new options to help you move around University Circle and the surrounding area. Membership to the services is available to the public and discounts are available to local businesses and non-profits. Zipcars are currently located a 10831 Magnolia Drive and the Ford Road parking garage and are available for reservation by the hour or by the day. Zagster bikes are available at the Courtyard Hotel off of Cornell Road and at the Cleveland Museum of Art and are available by the hour.

Little Italy – University Circle Rapid Station
The long-awaited Red Line Rapid Station in the historic Little Italy neighborhood opens at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 11 -- just a few days before thousands of people descend on the area for the Feast of the Assumption. The station is just a four-minute walk from Holy Rosary Church -- the focus of much of the celebration. The festival is the busiest time of the year for Little Italy, and thousands of people will no longer have to vie for the limited parking in that area.

RTA broke ground on the new station, located on Mayfield Rd. in October 2013. The new station will replace the existing E. 120th Street Station. The $17.5 million station features a single platform headhouse and entrance plaza, complying with current ADA requirements, a heavy-duty elevator and stairway from the street level up to the platform and waiting areas, and several public art components that will both illuminate the station and better blend the station with the adjacent neighborhoods.  The station will provide more direct connections to the Little Italy business district and the rapidly developing Uptown neighborhood.
RTA Completes 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 in fall 2013 and are currently working with project partners to select a preferred alternative.   For more information on the study and public engagement opportunities, visit

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