Innerbelt Freeway

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An Innerbelt Freeway is a set of freeway facilities arranged in a loop that serves the interior of a major city, primarily as a traffic reliever for downtown commuters. In comparison, an "Outerbelt Freeway" or "Beltway" typically refers to freeway facilities serving the perimeter of a central city and/or its suburbs.

Cities with Innerbelts[edit]

The highway is in the early stages of an extensive rebuild[3] (the Record of Decision was issued on September 18, 2009[4][5]). This rebuild includes replacement of the Innerbelt Bridge along its route by the George V. Voinovich Bridges.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Innerbelt Freeway". 'Encyclopedia of Cleveland History. Case Western Reserve University. Retrieved September 1, 2015. 
  2. ^ An Express Highway Plan for the Cleveland Metropolitan Area (Map). Regional Association of Cleveland, Public Works Committee, Express Highway Sub-committee. 1944-02-29. 
  3. ^ Innerbelt Plan. Ohio Department of Transportation.
  4. ^ "Record of Decision, Cleveland Innerbelt Project". U.S. Federal Highway Administration, Ohio Division, 2009-09-18. Retrieved on 2009-09-21.
  5. ^ "ODOT Receives Federal Approval to Proceed with Innerbelt Project" (press release). Ohio Department of Transportation District 12, 2009-09-18. Retrieved on 2009-09-21.