More Closures During Shoreway Construction to Induce Traffic Headaches For Weeks/Months

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Update: Those shuttling up and down the Shoreway on any regular basis have surely noticed and cursed the construction that started last week and will continue through November. (Those details below in our original post.)

What they'll see soon is another resounding headache courtesy of ODOT. The PD's transportation guru Ginger Christ shared this morning that eastbound entrance and exit ramps at W. 45th St. will close August 15 for 120 days.

Detours suggestions below. (Basically, Getting On: W. 49th St. to Edgewater Dr.; Getting Off: Via W. 25th St. to Detroit and then back to Detroit-Shoreway.)


(Original story 8/1/16): Prepare your zen strategies, West Side motorists. The Shoreway's Lake Avenue exit ramp will be down for the count for a few weeks while ODOT dives headlong into bridge construction for the Lakefront West Project, which envisions the Shoreway as tree-lined 35-mph boulevard. 

What this means: You won't be able to access the Shoreway from Clifton (heading east) starting Aug. 4  and through November. For westbound peeps, the Lake Avenue exit will be converted to permit two-way traffic. You'll be deposited down at the intersection of Lake Avenue and West Boulevard starting Aug. 8 and for 25 days thereafter.  

Delays are anticipated, particularly during rush hour. It won't be half as hellacious as the Captain America: Winter Soldier debacle, but ODOT is nonetheless encouraging folks to find alternate routes or take the RTA. 

Or you can follow this guy's lead: 

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