Interstate 90 through Cleveland

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00RoadKing

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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!
 

amarine1

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The state department of transportation should have excellent info on that stretch of road.

http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Pages/Home.aspx
 

Jeff

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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.
 

bigdad72

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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
 

COMer

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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.
 

00RoadKing

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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.
 

parmm

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00RoadKing said:
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??? ::)
 
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