Michigan Avenue Road Corridor Study

Project Basics

What is this project?

This planning-level corridor study will take 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 will also look at 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. We’ll examine 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. Any 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 will take place on a twelve-month period, beginning this fall and concluding ~September 2023. Within this planning process, there will be two rounds of public engagement – so stay tuned for opportunities to get involved.

Previous Meetings

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:

Greg Thomas, AICP
Director, Cleveland Urban Area MPO
(423) 472-4551