Between the Lines: Innerbelt Bridge project, presidential election

10:32 AM, Aug 26, 2012   |    comments
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On Wednesday evening, WKYC broke the story that funding for the second phase of Cleveland's Innerbelt Bridge had been solved.

The State of Ohio will use a new public-private partnership to fund construction of the second span of the bridge. Governor John Kasich made the announcement in Cleveland Thursday near the site where the first span of the two-bridge project is currently being built.

The new funding plan calls for private dollars to be used now, so that work can begin on the second bridge on time in 2014, with completion slated for 2016.

How important is the Innerbelt Bridge to the future of Cleveland?

And it's not even Labor Day weekend -- the traditional kick-off for political campaigns -- and political ads have been on TV already for months. The Republican National Convention starts Monday in Tampa and the Democratic National Convention is set for Charlotte in two weeks.

What impact, if any, will the convention have on some already political-weary TV viewers? 

WKYC anchor Russ Mitchell discusses these issues with Plain Dealer Columnists Joe Frolik and Mark Naymik and Ohio Department of Transportation Director Jerry Wray on this special edition of Between the Lines.

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