CLEVELAND -- Mayor Frank Jackson and Gov. John Kasich were together at upper Edgewater Park Tuesday.
That's when Kasich announced the state was getting a $72 million windfall from the federal government, a redistribution of highway money that went unspent in other states.
Kasich and Jackson said the Ohio Department of Transportation would put $3 million of that windfall into the Shoreway project.
That cuts Cleveland's cost from $7 million to $4 million.
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Known as the Lakefront West project, it is designed to bring the water closer for residents of the city's West Side neighborhoods. It will turn the 2.5-mile, 50-mph freeway between West Boulevard and the Main Avenue Bridge into a divided, tree-lined, 35-mph boulevard.
It will eliminate several freeway interchanges and make it easier for West Side residents to cross the Shoreway and reach the lakefront.