Once Cleveland gets the go-ahead to expand, we probably see more widebodies. Phase 1 was suppossed to be completed last year, but because of environmental problems and opposition from nearby residents, they haven't even started yet. Phase 1 starts with adding a new 9000 ft runway roughly the same distance from 5L as 5R is. It will be built to the left of 5L. 5L will be closed and turned into a paralell taxiway. the new runway will be known as 5W. 5R will be lengthened to 11250 ft, which is Phase 2. Plenty of room for even the largest widebodies!
This is causing the most opposition because 300 homes will be torn down to put taxiways, fences, and landing lights. There is a third phase, but I don't know what it is. On a related subject, right now, there is free parking at the IX Center, and if the planes land on the Fives, you'll get some great views and pics. You have to park right in the corner of the parking lot, closest to the runways. If you park at the corner of IX Center Drive and that other road at the fence gate, watch out for the security guard in truck number 6. HE WILL KICK YOU OUT!! Any other guards don't care. Just a few weeks ago, about 5 cars, including myself, parked there, and a guard went by. He didn't even bother us! Number 6 doesn't seem very nice.