ODOT messed this up BIG TIME.
1) Why make a double lane bridge going northbound on 475 a single lane merger? That lane backs up 1/2-1 mile every day from 4 p.m to 6 p.m. That new bridge should have been double lane like many cities to handle the capacity.
2) ODOT then puts up cones and makes southbound 475 a 1 lane merger, when clearly its designed for 2. So basically you have 4 lanes of traffic merging down to 2 lanes, 1 going north and 1 going south. Just dumb.
3) As someone who enters on Promedica Pkwy and is trying to head north toward the point at rush hour it is nearly impossible to get over.
Basically you have 1/2 mile to cross 3 lanes of traffic, but the main problem is the north bound lane is already backed up PAST the promedica pkwy entrance. So to get over into the north bound lane you have to cross 2 lanes of traffic and come to almost a complete stop and "hope" that there is space available to merge into the northbound lane that is already backed up. Oh yeah - and you have to complete the 3 lane merger in less than a half mile with cars going 55-60 mph.
Terrible design. Both North and South should have been double lane exits. The space was easily available.