The Ohio Department of Transportation cut the ribbon on “Opportunity Corridor Section 2,” a new boulevard near the E. 105th Street Bridge over the GCTRA and Norfolk Southern railroad tracks.
According to ODOT:
The Opportunity Corridor is a planned boulevard that will run from East 55th Street at Interstate 490 to East 105th Street in University Circle. The project is being managed by the Ohio Department of Transportation, the City of Cleveland, Greater Cleveland Partnership, and the Opportunity Corridor Partnership Office. The area between I-490 and University Circle has become known as the “Forgotten Triangle” due to the lack of economic activity. Outside of the transportation benefits it could bring to the Cleveland area, this effort opens the potential for new economic development, new jobs and a new identity for the community. The Opportunity Corridor encompasses nearly 1,000 acres on Cleveland’s southeast side and is anchored by University Circle and the Cleveland Clinic.
Those in attendance for this ribbon cutting included: ODOT Assistant Director Lloyd MacAdam, ODOT District 12 Deputy Director Myron Pakush, Mayor Frank Jackson, Cleveland Councilman Blaine Griffin, GCRTA CEO Dr. Floun'say Caver and The Great Lakes Construction President/CEO George Palko.