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Dead Man's Curve

S Marginal Rd & Interstate 90 & Cleveland Memorial Shoreway, Cleveland, Ohio 44114 USA

“with still close to 100,000 vehicles driving on it each day”

Dead Man's Curve is a crescent or horseshoe-shaped section of a road that has claimed lives because of numerous traffic accidents. The nearly 90-degree turn on Interstate 90 near downtown Cleveland, officially called the "Innerbelt Curve",[18] at the point where the Cleveland Memorial Shoreway connects to the Innerbelt Freeway at a modified trumpet interchange just south of Burke Lakefront Airport.[19] The advisory speed is 35 miles per hour (60 kilometers per hour), although the maximum speed limit is 50 mph (80 km/h), as on adjacent sections of the Shoreway and Innerbelt.[20] Location: 41.5173°N 81.6754°WDead Man's Curve was constructed as part of the Innerbelt project in 1959. At the time, Interstate 90 had been planned to continue westward on the Shoreway, connecting with its current location via the never-built Parma Freeway.[21] It soon became apparent that the curve was too sharp for travel at typical Interstate speeds, and in 1965, the state lowered the speed limit from 50 mph (80 km/h) to 35 mph (56 km/h).[citation needed] Four years later,[not in citation given] authorities completed the first set of safety retrofits, which included banking the curve and installing rumble strips and large signs.[22]According to the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), the crash rate on the Innerbelt (which includes Dead Man's Curve) is two to three times the regional average for urban freeways, despite the reduced speed limits on the roadway. The department is investigating ways of enhancing safety on the stretch, including a complete realignment of the roadway to reduce the degree of the curve.According to a 2003 ODOT count, 95,090 vehicles travel on the curve every day.

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Reviewed by
Rocksaidglock

  • 2 Reviews
  • 6 Helpful
May 31, 2014

The rumble strips sound like farts.

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Tryondm

  • 8 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
October 27, 2015
Rated 5.0

If you enjoy doing unique and off the path activities, this would count. It is just an off ramp, and it does lead you towards downtown so it's not totally out of the way, but it is fun to tell people you were on dead man's curve, and yes the rumble strips do sound like farts.

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Dead Man's Curve

S Marginal Rd & Interstate 90 & Cleveland Memorial Shoreway
Cleveland, Ohio
44114 USA

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