Sponsor: Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT)
Project Name: CUY SR 176 - 10.13
Estimated Total Cost: $12,879,660
Proposed Source of Federal Funds: ODOT

History/Background: ODOT initiated a pavement replacement project to address poor pavement conditions along SR-176 (Jennings Freeway), from the interchange with IR-480 to the interchange at Spring Road/Hinckley Parkway. This freeway provides a connection between IR-480 and IR-71. As part of the project, ODOT will address ongoing traffic congestion and safety issues at the system interchange between SR-176 and IR-480, which is complicated by local-access ramps for Granger Road and Brookpark Road. ODOT’s primary intent is to maintain the existing pavement limits, but modify the way the ramps between SR-176, IR-480 and the local roads converge.

The proposed improvements are primarily in terms of how the various ramps merge and weave, with some addition or relocation of barriers to separate specific movements, restriping of lanes and minor pavement widening where necessary. ODOT reports that there will be no new pavement added to any ramp. Nor will any new ramps be built. All proposed work would be within the existing right of way and on the existing pavement. The work is proposed for lane reconfigurations.

Proposed Project:

The proposed project at the interchange of SR-176 and IR-480 in Cleveland and the Village of Brooklyn Heights (location map and illustration) will include the following:

  • Replacing the concrete pavement in the I-480/SR-176 interchange;
  • Creating a new access point for SR-176 southbound (SB) to enter IR-480 eastbound (EB) sooner;
  • Modifying legs entering SR-176 northbound (NB) such that one full lane enters from Brookpark Road (SR-17), IR-480 EB, and IR-480 westbound (WB) each; and
  • Rebuilding the traffic signal at the ramp terminal at SR-17. The project’s estimated total cost, provided by the sponsor, is $12,879,660. 
The estimated cost of preliminary engineering preliminary development (PEPD) is $654,700. The estimated cost of preliminary engineering detailed design (PEDD) is $224,960. The estimated cost of construction (C) is $12,000,000. The PEPD and PEDD will be funded with state funds. The C will be funded with $9,600,000 Federal and $2,400,000 state Multi-Lane/Major Rehabilitation funds.

Staff Comment (Summary):
  • RECOMMENDATION: Implement enhanced wrong-way treatment at side-by-side ramp terminals at Brookpark Road per SCD (standard construction drawing) 73.20.  Consider using solar-powered traffic signs for additional emphasis.
Committee Review:
Transportation Subcommittee:

  • No Comments; recommended for Planning & Programming Committee review.
Planning & Programming Committee:

  • No Comments; recommended for Executive Committee review.
Intergovernmental Review and Consultation (IGRC):

Public Involvement:
Last updated: 10/15/2018 12:38:27 PM