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Ohio commits $40 million to convert the West Shoreway expressway into a boulevard
A plan that has been in the works for more than 10 years will be implemented beginning next year
by WKSU's MARK URYCKI


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Mark Urycki
 
Jackson and Kasich believe the providing greater access to the lake will attract residents and tourists. Here they look over Edgewater Park.
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The state is putting $40 million, some of which came from Ohio Turnpike money,  towards converting an expressway along Lake Erie into a tree-lined boulevard.

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and Gov. John Kasich announced the plan today.

It  will transform about 2-and-a-half miles of the West Shoreway from Edgewater Park to the west side of the Flats. Supporters say it will increase access to Lake Erie and include biking and pedestrian paths and more green space.

The speed limit will be cut from 50 mph to 35.

Work is expected to begin next year.

Here's the Ohio Department of Transporation's overview of the project
http://www.dot.state.oh.us/projects/ClevelandUrbanCoreProjects/LakefrontWest/Pages/ProjectOverview.aspx
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