We all met up for lunch at the Rock Bottom Brewery in The Flats section of
downtown next to the Cuyahoga River. Close by was the Cleveland Memorial
Shoreway bridge over the Cuyahoga which is featured in the opening of "The
Drew Carey Show." I brought Ohio Turnpike maps and brochures for the
After lunch, we took to the cars to for the tour part of the meet. First
stop was Dead Man's curve, which is slated to be eliminated with ODOT's
Inner Belt plan - http://www.innerbelt.org/. Afterwards, we headed up
I-90/OH 2 to I-271, where we took a ride on the relatively new express lanes
to the only location in the United States where two three digit Interstates
After a dip down onto I-271/I-480, we doubled back onto I-480 west to
Transportation Boulevard to stop and see the massive bridges that carry
I-480 over the Cuyahoga Valley. Afterwards, we drove through the first
cloverleaf interchange in Ohio at OH 17 and OH 21/Brecksville Road.
Continued on OH 17 west to OH 176 north to drive the newest freeway in the
Cleveland area: Jennings Freeway.
Upon arriving back at the Rock Bottom, we said our farewells and heading to
our respective destinations. Thanks to Brian Powell who helped navigate.
> Continued on OH 17 west to OH 176 north to
> drive the newest freeway in the Cleveland area: Jennings Freeway.
Kinda sorta the newest...the north half was open in 1968 before other
area highways such as I-90 west of I-71 and I-480 west of I-77, but
close enough ;)