Michigan Avenue Road Corridor Study

Project Basics

What is this project?

This 2022-23 planning-level corridor study involved a holistic view of mobility along Michigan Avenue Road and Dry Valley Road from the Benton Pike intersection in the south and extending north to Tasso Lane, near the Cleveland Jetport. The project team examined alternatives for a potential new east-west roadway connection between Michigan Avenue Drive and North Lee Highway (US 11/SR 2).

With residential development growing along the corridor and established industrial traffic along this corridor, Michigan Avenue Road must balance different and sometimes competing needs for travel. This study reviewed these needs, challenges, and opportunities to adapt the corridor to be supportive of current and future users, including bicyclists, pedestrians, and freight (trucks).

What is the timing?

Planning is only the first of three steps in the roadway improvement process. Recommendations from this study will be incorporated into the engineering design phase (step 2), and then the construction phase (step 3), so we are just getting started!

This planning study began in the fall of 2022 and concluded in summer 2023. Within this planning process, there were two rounds of public engagement, and your feedback was incorporated directly into the conceptual design – thanks for participating! 

Previous Meetings

August 9, 2023 MPO Adoption Meeting - FINAL Corridor Study (PDF)

May 18, 2023 Public Workshop Slides (PDF)

Dec 19, 2022 Symposium Slides (PDF)

Do you have questions, comments, or other insights to share with the project team?

Feel free to reach out to the Project Manager:

Timothy Tresohlavy, AICP, GISP
Senior Associate, Senior Transportation Planner