It's not just a ribbon of concrete. It could be a big development project linking the community to the area's biggest incubator of new good-paying jobs.
The Greater Cleveland Partneship is now creating a leadership team to keep the project moving.
Terri Hamilton Brown, a longtime community leader, will be the project director. She will be the link between the community, business leaders and ODOT. She will be involved with planning the project and securing private funding.
The state just awarded $20 million from federal stimulus funds to help plan the project.
Brown stressed neighborhood-based plans will be the building blocks for the project.
The three-mile stretch of highway will provide better connectivity to Slavic Village and other city neighborhoods.
Plain Dealer Publisher Terry Egger and Jamie Ireland, Managing Director of Early Stage Partners, will chair the Opportunity Corridor Steering Committee.