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Construction on Prospect Avenue could impact summer travel plans around downtown

Posted at 9:24 AM, Feb 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-19 10:02:33-05

CLEVELAND — If you’re heading through parts of Cleveland, you’re bound to experience some traffic hiccups as construction begins on Clark Avenue and Prospect Avenue.

Beginning Wednesday, westbound traffic on Clark Avenue will be closed between West 25th and West 41st street.

Construction on Clark Avenue

Construction crews will be working on water lines and then will work to repair culverts alongside the road. The Clark Avenue project is expected to be completed in October 2020.

At the same time, crews will begin construct on Prospect Avenue to repair the bridge joints just outside of Tower City.

Prospect will be closed to westbound traffic between Ontario and Superior avenues.

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The detour will take drivers around Tower City by using Ontario and West Huron.

ODOT says they want to get a jump start on the work before summer construction season starts.

“We’re just getting an early jump on both of these projects because the work can be done when the weather is still cold,” said Brent Kovacs, ODOT District 12 spokesperson.

The construction on Prospect is expected to be wrapped up by the November 2020.

It’s important to note that the projects will be closing westbound lanes to traffic on these roads. Eastbound traffic will not be affected.