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ODOT wants your feedback on proposed deceleration lane from I-71 to SR 176

Posted at 1:16 PM, Feb 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-22 13:16:32-05

GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Transportation wants input from citizens on a proposed deceleration lane from I-71 to State Route 176, according to a release from the department.

The proposed 1,300-foot-long deceleration line will extend from the existing SR 176 exit north to West 14th Street overpass.

There will be a minor lane shift as crews construct the deceleration lane pavement.

A deceleration lane is defined as a speed-change area or lane consisting of added pavement at the edge or through traffic lanes to permit drivers to diverge from through traffic without reducing speed.

Crews may close SR 176 for a weekend to construct the transition between proposed and existing pavement.

ODOT says all comments and input regarding the project should be directed to ODOT's Environmental Engineer Mark Alan Carpenter at:

5500 Transportation Blvd.,Garfield Heights, OH, 44125,
or 216-584-2089 or

Comments will be received until March 25, 2019.