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Opportunity Corridor (Section 3)

New Roadway

Project Status

  1. Proposed

  2. In Development

  3. Pre-construction

  4. Construction

  5. Completion

Opportunity Corridor Section 3 is the last section of the Opportunity Corridor project. It will 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 new boulevard is expected to be open fall 2021.

Check out our November 2020 video update on Section 3's progress to date. 

For additional information on the Opportunity Corridor, please click here.

Traffic Impacts

Current Impacts

Kinsman Rd. eastbound between Grand Ave. and Sidaway Ave. will be closed beginning on Monday, May 3, 2021 through early August. Westbound traffic will remain open. Detour will be Woodland Ave. to E. 79th St.

E. 55th St. between Bragg Rd. and Bower Ave. is restricted to one lane in each direction.

I-490 between I-77 and East 55th Street closed in May 2019 and will remain closed through November 1, 2021 as part of Section 3 of the Opportunity Corridor project. Section 3 will construct a new roadway between I-490/East 55th Street and East 93rd Street. Traffic detours are as follows:

I-77 northbound/I-490 eastbound detour to East 55th Street northbound:

  • Exit at East 22nd Street/East 14th Street
  • Keep left onto East 14th Street
  • Keep right onto East 18th Street
  • Turn right on Carnegie Avenue to East 55th Street

I-77 northbound/I-490 eastbound detour to East 55th Street southbound:

  • Exit at Woodland Avenue/East 30th Street
  • Keep right onto Woodland Avenue to East 55th Street

I-77 southbound detour to East 55th Street:

  • Exit at Woodland Avenue/East 30th Street
  • Keep left onto Woodland Avenue to East 55th Street

East 55th Street detour to I-490 westbound:

  • West on Woodland Ave to East 30th Street
  • Keep left and merge onto Orange Avenue
  • Keep right, merge onto I-77 southbound

I-490 detour map

Permanent Closures: 

  • E. 89th St. between Woodland Ave. and Kennedy Ave. Traffic is re-routed via Buckeye Rd.
  • Tennyson Rd. between Buckeye Rd. and Evarts Rd. Traffic is re-routed via Grand Ave. 
  • Colfax between E. 68th St. and E. 69th St.
  • E. 68th St. between Kinsman Rd. and Colfax Rd. 

Diversity and Inclusion

Click the button below to view Diversity and Inclusion information for all three sections of Opportunity Corridor.

Diversity and Inclusion Information

Newsletter

Click the button below to view the most recent newsletter from Opportunity Corridor.

Newsletter

Project Photos

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Project Photos on Flickr

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This section is for frequently asked questions and project-related questions. You may notice that some projects require one or more formal comment period(s) with deadlines for comments to be considered during certain phase(s) of the project development process. Typically called the “public comment period," this is when ODOT asks the public for input before an important decision needs to be made, such as choosing a preferred alternative. You may notice these periods generally occur immediately following a public meeting.

All comments received, regardless of when or how they are submitted, will be reviewed and considered and/or responded to by the ODOT project team. Comments received through this forum will, when appropriate, be publicly posted along with ODOT’s response; Such comments will be moderated to remove personal information prior to posting.

Please let us know if you have questions, and thank you for your interest and input on the project! 

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