City Announces Neighborhood Street Improvements

Monday, September 11, 2017

Number of street improvement projects increase in 2017

West 135th Street, West 157th Street, and Brookside Avenue
(City of Cleveland Ward 16)

CLEVELAND – Improvements to City of Cleveland streets began August 31, 2017 in Ward 16. Advance notice signs are posted to advise the public of road improvements.  The following streets will be resurfaced and completed by the end of October 2017:

    • West 135th Street (San Diego – Southwood Avenue)
    • West 157th Street (Puritas Avenue – Ventnor Avenue)
    • West 157th Street (Ventnor Avenue – End)
    • Brookside Avenue (West 137th Street – Terminal Avenue)
    • CORRECTION: Sprengel Avenue (West 143rd Street – West 150th Street)

One lane of traffic will be maintained for local traffic for the duration of each project and no detours are expected. We will also maintain access to all businesses, residences and side streets during construction.  On-street parking will not be allowed during construction.  

2017 Road Resurfacing Projects: 

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

Highlights about this year’s road work:

    • Street resurfacing began April 27 and will continue through the summer, weather permitting. 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, weather permitting.  The Department of Public Works has increased its pothole crews from three to 10 as a result of the passage of Issue 32.
    • This year, with the completion of the Pavement Management Study the City has a graded system that allows streets in the greatest need of resurfacing to be selected. The City is using the worst first approach to road resurfacing.
    • City projects it will resurface 95 streets this year.
    • City is also investing in preventive maintenance on recently resurfaced streets to extend roadways’ high condition rating  

For questions, contact the City’s Chief Construction Inspector, Ms. 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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