The original plans of the Cleveland and other city and federal highway authorities called for the highway – also known as the Clark Freeway to be designated as Interstate 80N. Ultimately, the 80N designation instead was briefly used to mark another stretch of freeway bypassing the Ohio Turnpike. That stretch was renumbered twice, to I-80 in 1961 and I-480 in 1971, when I-80 was routed on to the turnpike. Instead, what is now the Troy Lee James Highway was designated as Interstate 290. It was to bisect the east side of the city and the eastern suburbs; the I-290 designation continued north along I-271 from the late sixties to the early seventies. I-71 was to have continued along the Innerbelt to Dead Man's Curve, while I-290 was to have used the portion of present I-90 westward to the Parma Freeway near West 65th Street.Freeway revolts in the late 1960s prevented the Clark Freeway east of East 55th Street and the Parma Freeway from being built; specifically, a referendum in Shaker Heights barred the city from allowing the Clark Freeway to pass through the city and its Shaker Lakes. The Interstate 290 designation was applied to the Clark Freeway's altered proposed path in 1973, but this alignment was also not built east of East 55th Street. Ultimately I-90 was realigned to follow the Clark Freeway routing west of I-71 and the Innerbelt, and the middle segment of the Clark Freeway between I-71 and I-77 opened in 1990. The Opportunity Corridor expressway is being constructed to follow the path of the cancelled portion of I-490/Clark Freeway eastward from the end of the completed portion until it veers north toward the University Circle neighborhood.