City Announces Neighborhood Street Improvements

Thursday, August 17, 2017

CLEVELAND – As part of the City of Cleveland’s Neighborhood Street Improvements Program, construction on Grand Division Avenue will begin, weather permitting, on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. This project is being performed in partnership with the City of Garfield Heights. Advance notice signs will be posted to advise the public of road improvements. The following streets will be resurfaced and completed by the end of September 2017:

  • Grand Division Avenue: One lane of traffic will be maintained for local traffic 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 will not be allowed during construction.

As part of the resurfacing work on Grand Division, the City contractor will apply a stone surface after resurfacing and then apply a fog sealer to bond the stone together. There will be periods of time where the roadway surface will have loose stone and could be up to 2 weeks.

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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