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Title: Interstate 90 through Cleveland
Post by: 00RoadKing on July 27, 2010, 07:21:02 PM
Wasn't sure where to post this question. I am headed out west next week from northern NY to Sturgis SD. I have been told that the construction on I-90 through Cleveland is horrible and could cost me hours. My questions: is this true? is there a reasonable option to I-90 when I am headed west? I am driving a 43' DP and an 18' trailer so don't really wanna do "side roads". I have tried detours in the past and found that I may be moving rather than sitting in a line of cars in a construction zone but didnt really save any time. Any thoughts from anyone with recent experience with this route. Thanks!
Title: Re: Interstate 90 through Cleveland
Post by: 00RoadKing on July 28, 2010, 07:29:20 PM
Apparently no one is aware of any constuction issues on route 90 through Cleveland?
Title: Re: Interstate 90 through Cleveland
Post by: amarine1 on July 28, 2010, 07:45:47 PM
The state department of transportation should have excellent info on that stretch of road.

http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Pages/Home.aspx
Title: Re: Interstate 90 through Cleveland
Post by: Jeff on July 28, 2010, 09:14:54 PM
I-271 to  I-480 adds 12 miles, a couple of minutes, and another 10 miles or so of tolls if you think it's worth it. It also avoids the heavy traffic around downtown.
Title: Re: Interstate 90 through Cleveland
Post by: bigdad72 on July 28, 2010, 10:52:39 PM
I live East of Cleveland and rolled through there 3 weeks ago on our way to Alaska...... no problems and traffic downtown is not the problem it once was.   I know there's been a lasting 1 lane closure on the innerbelt bridge and there is a posted weight restriction. 

Good Luck.

Dogu
Title: Re: Interstate 90 through Cleveland
Post by: COMer on July 29, 2010, 05:30:37 AM
I used to drive tour bus through that stretch and our company always routed us on I-90 through Cleveland since it is a few miles shorter.  But the drivers always took I-271 and I-480 since it is so much easier and usually, faster.  Clearly the better route and the only toll difference would be that you get back on the toll portion of I-90 one exit sooner.  There are no tolls on 271 or 480.  Plus, you avoid the congestion at dead-men's-curve.
Title: Re: Interstate 90 through Cleveland
Post by: 00RoadKing on July 30, 2010, 06:22:29 AM
Thank you very much y'all. I spoke to my brother who is a truck driver and he seemed to think that as long as I didn't hit the Cleveland area at rush hour I-90 should be fine.
Title: Re: Interstate 90 through Cleveland
Post by: parmm on July 30, 2010, 10:35:51 PM
Thank you very much y'all. I spoke to my brother who is a truck driver and he seemed to think that as long as I didn't hit the Cleveland area at rush hour I-90 should be fine.
And just what time isn't the rush hour in Cleveland??? ::)