Tips for taking a West Shoreway detour

12:42 AM, May 31, 2013   |    comments
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CLEVELAND -- What's the best route to take when the West Shoreway closes for Captain America filming?

Channel 3 took a drive to test a few routes. 

With the Shoreway closing from Edgewater Park to East 9th Street for two weeks, the City of Cleveland is managing a planned detour along Detroit Avenue.

From the start of the closing, at Clifton, head south on Lake Avenue.

Lake curves southeast into Detroit Avenue. 

Take Detroit Avenue straight into town, over the Detroit-Superior Bridge, and continue on Superior Avenue into Public Square.

With no traffic, the trip takes about eight to nine minutes in the car.

With upwards of 30,000 cars detoured over the next two weeks, traffic will greatly affect the drive time.

In Gordon Square, on Detroit Avenue, no parking signs line the roadway.

Many shop owners in Gordon Square are actually welcoming the congestion.

Terri Amos, of TurnStyle Boutique, hopes the extra people passing through will stop to check out her store, which offers women's fashions from young, modern designers.

"I do get a lot of customers in here that weren't really aware, so I'm excited about [the Shoreway] being closed, because it will bring more people here," Amos said.

Looking for an alternative to Detroit Avenue? You may have to go all the way to Lorain Avenue or I-90. 

Madison Avenue is currently reduced to one lane for road construction.

Franklin Avenue is residential and won't have the officers on traffic control like Detroit Avenue will.


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