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Opportunity Corridor

New Roadway

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  1. Proposed

  2. In Development

  3. Pre-construction

  4. Construction

  5. Completion


The Opportunity Corridor is a planned boulevard that will run from East 55th Street at Interstate 490 to East 105th Street in University Circle. The project is being managed by the Ohio Department of Transportation, the City of Cleveland, Greater Cleveland Partnership, and the Opportunity Corridor Partnership Office.  The area between I-490 and University Circle has become known as the “Forgotten Triangle” due to the lack of economic activity. Outside of the transportation benefits it could bring to the Cleveland area, this effort opens the potential for new economic development, new jobs and a new identity for the community. The Opportunity Corridor encompasses nearly 1,000 acres on Cleveland’s southeast side and is anchored by University Circle and the Cleveland Clinic.

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Opportunity Corridor project phases

Section 1 (PID 96832) - COMPLETE

Reconstruct East 105th Street from Quebec Avenue to north of Chester Avenue. ​Section 1 was awarded to McTech Corp/Perk Company Inc., a joint venture, for a bid amount of $20,969,780. Construction was completed in fall 2017.

Section 2 (PID 98695) - COMPLETE

Construct a new roadway from East 93rd Street to Quebec Avenue. Value-Based Design-Build contract was awarded to the Great Lakes Construction Company for a bid amount of $35,328,000. Construction was completed in fall 2018.

Section 3 (96833) - UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Construct a new roadway from I-490/East 55th Street to East 93rd Street. Design-Build contract was awarded to the Kokosing Construction Company for a bid amount of $150,858,250. Construction began in fall 2018 and is scheduled to complete in fall 2021.


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ODOT, Local Officials join as Opportunity Corridor nears opening

11/3/21 - Ohio Department of Transportation Director Jack Marchbanks, city of Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson, and local stakeholders joined celebrate the impending opening of the new Opportunity Corridor Blvd. specifically designed to revitalize the neighborhood.