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Voinovich Bridge update

Voinovich Bridge update

(Cleveland) - The East Ninth Street westbound ramp to the new Voinovich Bridge is expected to open in time for Monday's morning commute.

The Ontario Road entrance ramp opened on Saturday, but does not allow access to I-71 yet.

Two additional westbound lanes are to open in several weeks and two eastbound lanes will be moved onto the new span.

A ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony was held on the new innerbelt bridge Friday.

On Saturday afternoon the Ontario Street on-ramp openned to traffic providing access to I-90 westbound.

Phase Two of the innerbelt bridge project is expected to begin shortly, with the old bridge being torn down and replaced.

The Kasich Administration has announced $120 million dollars in funding to repair bridges around the state. Lt Gov. Mary Taylor says 40 of those projects will begin in 2014.

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