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Date(s) - 06/07/2012 - 11/01/2013
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University Circle Inc.

RTA Quarterly Service Changes

As of August 18, 2013, several bus routes that service University Circle will be adjusted. Please visit the RTA website for more information on these changes.

First Energy – Cleveland Clinic Power Substation Construction
Beginning in May 2013, construction began on duct bank extension beneath Carnegie Avenue to service a new First Energy Power Substation at the intersection of Cedar and Stokes avenues. This work has necessitated closure of multiple lanes of traffic on Carnegie, but at least one lane will be maintained in each direction during the duration of the work. These changes have led to significant congestion in the area between Cedar Hill and E. 105th Street, on Cedar, Carnegie, Stokes, and Martin Luther King. Please allow for extra time as you make your way through this area and refrain from stopping in the middle of intersections, where a single car can create gridlock conditions throughout the road network. This construction zone will move as the project progresses. Please check back here for more updates as they become available.

Cedar Avenue Reconstruction Project & Shuttle Route Changes
Construction on Phase 2 of the Cedar Avenue Reconstruction Project – from East 89th Street to Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive – began on January 29, 2013. One-way, east-bound, traffic will be maintained in this area for the duration of the project. The 1.3 mile rehabilitation project will include full-width reconstruction, a new 12 inch water line, new curbs, sidewalks and driveways, replacement of existing catch basins, and ADA compliant ramps at all non-compliant locations. Due to the change in traffic patterns, the UCRC bus route will only be able to service the south side of Cedar Avenue. This impacts several buildings and lots along Cedar, between MLK and E. 105th Street. If your location is on the north side of the street, please cross Cedar at the nearest crosswalk to find your stop. Contact Martin Reese, Project Manager, at 216.664.2971 with any questions or concerns about the roadway project.

MLK, Jr. Drive / E. 105th Street Reconstruction
Mt. Sinai Drive, west East 105th Street, has been closed, starting Tuesday, January 29, 2013. This closure is expected to last until May 2013.During this time, there will be no access to Mt. Sinai Drive off ofEast 105th Street. All access to Mt. Sinai Drive will be via East 101st Street/Ansel Road. Please follow posted detour routes as necessary. E. 105th Street will continue to be limited to one lane in each direction between Park Lane and Mt. Sinai Drive. Two-way traffic on MLK, Jr. Drivewill also be maintained during this stage.

Cedar – University Rapid Station
RTA broke ground Sept. 19, 2012, on the reconstruction of the Cedar – University Red Line Rapid Station. The station and bus terminal remain open during construction, with periodic detours. Beginning Monday, November 5th, the station’s north side entrance and bus lane closed. Customers now use the station’s south side Red Line entrance and \”bus loop,\”as bothwill remain open. ADA customers are encouraged to use the Red Line Stations at E. 105/Quincy, Superior or Stokes/Windermere, or ride the HealthLine in the interim.This closure will impact the Red Line and RTA buses #7, #32, #48, and #58, as well as the local Circle Link and UCRC shuttles.

Circle Link riders should walk east from the station’s south entrance to Ambleside Drive, where they can cross Cedar Avenue to the nearest Circle Link stop on Murray Hill and Glenwood Avenue. Riders with destinations on Adelbert Road may choose to utilize either the UCRC route or newly added Cedar Rapid Express (CRE) during this time. UCRC and CRE riders will be able to board their shuttle inside the RTA south side bus loop. Please note that pedestrians who need to cross Cedar or Carnegie should use the marked crosswalks at Ambleside Drive (east of the station) and MLK (west of the station). For more information on these changes, please contact Standard Parking at 216-791-6226.

Vehicular traffic changes on Cedar Avenue are ongoing – Eastbound (uphill) traffic is limited to two (2) lanes and westbound (downhill) traffic has three (3) lanes. The Cedar Avenue west \”loop\” is closed to all traffic (except buses).