VALLEY VIEW, Ohio — Beginning Monday, all traffic on I-480 westbound will officially be traveling on the new I-480 Valley View Bridge through summer 2022, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation.
Crews will work on the existing I-480 westbound bridge.
Westbound traffic will still have access to Transportation Boulevard.
The rest of the work on the project includes the painting of the structures and the creation of the final traffic pattern of the bridge.
ODOT said in its final configuration, a new bridge will carry two lanes of traffic in each direction. The two westbound lanes on the new bridge will bypass the I-77 interchange for motorists continuing on I-480. In the eastbound direction, the two lanes on the new bridge all bypass the Transportation Boulevard exit.
“Seeing a project of this magnitude continue meeting milestones while working through a pandemic speaks volumes about the hard work of everyone involved,” said Governor Mike DeWine in a news release. “Maintaining and improving our infrastructure makes traveling safer by improving the flow of traffic, which will ultimately reduce crashes.”
All three bridges are expected to be open to traffic in fall 2023.