City Announces Neighborhood Street Improvements: Correction

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Number of street improvement projects increase in 2017 
CORRECTION

Vestry Avenue, W. 28th Street, W. 38th Street, W. 33rd Street, Barber Avenue, Bridge Avenue, W. 7th Street, and Starkweather Avenue
(City of Cleveland Ward 3)

CLEVELAND – Improvements to City of Cleveland streets will begin Wednesday, July 19, 2017 in Ward 3. Advance notice signs will be posted to advise the public of road improvements on the following streets will be resurfaced and completed by the end of August 2017:

  • Vestry Avenue (W. 25th Street – W. 28th Street)
  • West 28th Street (Bridge Avenue – North End)
  • West 38th Street (Franklin Avenue – Whitman Avenue)
  • West 33rd Street (Lorain Avenue- Chatham Avenue)
  • Barber Avenue (Scranton Road – W. 19th Street)
  • Bridge Avenue (W. 44th Street – W. 47th Street)
  • West 7th Street (College Avenue – Jefferson Avenue)
  • Starkweather Avenue (W. 10th Street – Professor Avenue)

Single-lane traffic will be implemented for the duration of each project and no detours are expected. Access to all businesses, residences and side streets will be maintained during construction.  On-street parking is prohibited during construction.  

2017 Road Resurfacing Projects:

Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s enhanced budget, thanks to voters who passed Issue 32, allows the City to embark on more street improvement projects in 2017 than previous years. Projects span all City neighborhoods and wards.

Listed below are some highlights from this year’s road improvement projects:

  • Street resurfacing began April 27 and will continue throughout the summer. The first resurfacing project was in Ward 4 on Parkview Avenue near the intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard.
  • Potholes are serviced year round.  The Department of Public Works has increased its pothole crews from three to 10 thanks to the passage of Issue 32.
  • This year, with the completion of the Pavement Management Study, the City is using a scientifically graded system allowing us to select streets in the greatest need of resurfacing based on this “worst-first approach” to road resurfacing.
  • The City projects it will resurface 95 streets this year.
  • The administration is also investing in preventive maintenance on recently resurfaced streets to extend roadways’ high condition rating.

Should there be any questions, please contact the City of Cleveland Chief Inspector, Traci Hartnett-Mercado at 216-244-5636.

Editor’s Note: Road construction invariably presents hazards to the public. All travelers are urged to use caution in construction zones. Public safety and the safety of our workers is a top priority.

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