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CLEVELAND — Mayor Frank Jackson and Gov. John Kasich were together at Upper Edgewater Park Tuesday.

That’s when Kasich announced the state was getting a $72 million windfall from the federal government, a redistribution of highway money that went unspent in other states.

Kasich and Jackson said the Ohio Department of Transportation would put $3 million of that windfall into the Shoreway project.

That cuts Cleveland’s cost from $7 million to $4 million.

Related story: West Shoreway to become a tree-lined boulevard

Known as the Lakefront West project, it is designed to bring the water closer for residents of the city’s West Side neighborhoods. It will turn the 2.5-mile, 50-mph freeway between West Boulevard and the Main Avenue Bridge into a divided, tree-lined, 35-mph boulevard.

It will eliminate several freeway interchanges and make it easier for West Side residents to cross the Shoreway and reach the lakefront.



Article and Picture Courtesy of WKYC Channel 3 News

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