City of Cleveland Daily News Updates - #322

Thursday, March 25, 2021

The City of Cleveland continues to take numerous precautions across multiple departments and divisions amid increasing cases of coronavirus (COVID-19). Below are some important updates. Mayor Frank G. Jackson signed an order on Feb. 24, 2021 extending the City’s Proclamation of Civil Emergency through March 31, 2021Click here to view the order. Essential services such as Police, Fire, EMS, waste collection and Utilities will remain operational. 

Pipeline Infrastructure Improvements Update

On Monday March 29, 2021, Dominion Energy Ohio’s gas pipeline infrastructure replacement project will begin on the following street:

  • Union Avenue – From Kinsman Road to East 88th Street

The improvements include replacing the old steel mainline with a new plastic mainline in the sidewalk area.  A work zone will be established which will allow two-way traffic with traffic control personnel present to help direct traffic flow.  Access to adjacent driveways will be maintained throughout construction.  All work zones will be removed at the end of each work day.  The work on the project will take place Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This project is scheduled for completion by November 2021.  Should the weather not allow for permanent restoration to the sidewalk, a temporary 2” thick concrete sidewalk will be installed for pedestrian traffic.  A concrete cap will be placed on all road crossings until permanent concrete restorations can be completed in the spring.

Should there be any questions, please contact Matt Lenke – Hill International at 330-353-7111.

Pipeline Infrastructure Improvements Update

On Monday March 29, 2021, Dominion Energy Ohio’s gas pipeline infrastructure replacement project will begin on the following streets:

  • Huss Avenue – From East 55th Street to East 59th Street
  • Ackley Road – From 5909 Ackley Road to Linton Ave
  • Union Avenue – From Broadway Avenue to East 65th Street
  • Consul Avenue – From East 66th Street to East 69th Street
  • East 69th Street – From Union Avenue to Salem Avenue
  • Ovington Avenue – From East 66th Street to Regent Road
  • Regent Road – From Consul Avenue to 455 Regent Road
  • Regent Road – From E 66th to 3338 Regent Road
  • Boston Avenue – Intersection of Boston Avenue and Regent Road
  • Hillman Avenue – From Broadway Avenue to East 66th Street
  • Morton Avenue – From Broadway Avenue to East 66th Street
  • East 66th Street – From Boston Avenue to Regent Road

The improvements include replacing the old steel mainline with a new plastic mainline in the sidewalk area.  A work zone will be established which will allow two-way traffic with traffic control personnel present to help direct traffic flow.  Access to adjacent driveways will be maintained throughout construction.  All work zones will be removed at the end of each work day.  The work on the project will take place Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This project is scheduled for completion in May 2021 and restoration by end of June 2021. Should there be any questions, please contact Matt Lenke – Hill International at 330-353-7111.

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 workers is a top priority.

Pipeline Infrastructure Improvements Update: East 66th Street and Zoeter Avenue

On Monday April 5, 2021, Dominion Energy Ohio’s gas pipeline infrastructure replacement project will begin on the following streets:

  • East 66th Street – From Lexington Avenue to Superior Avenue
  • East 68th Street – From Whitney Avenue to Superior Avenue
  • East 70th Street – From Lexington Avenue to Wade Park Avenue
  • East 71st Street – From Linwood Avenue to Wade Park Avenue
  • Linwood Avenue – From East 66th Street to East 71st Street
  • Lawnview Avenue – From East 66th Street to East 71st Street
  • Zoeter Avenue – From East 66th Street to East 71st Street
  • Pennsylvania Avenue – From East 66th Street to East 70th Street
  • Whitney Avenue – From East 66th Street to East 68th Street

The improvements include replacing the old steel mainline with a new plastic mainline in the sidewalk area.  A work zone will be established which will allow two-way traffic with traffic control personnel present to help direct traffic flow.  Access to adjacent driveways will be maintained throughout construction.  All work zones will be removed at the end of each work day.  The work on the project will take place Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This project is scheduled for completion by the end of August 2021. 

Should there be any questions, please contact Matt Lenke – Hill International at       330-353-7111.

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Warns of Unemployment Fraud

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has reported that thousands of new unemployment claims are being investigated as potential cases of fraud.  According to the ODJFS, in the week ending Feb. 6, there were 140,444 new unemployment claims filed in the state. That’s a 194% increase from the prior week.

If you suspect that your personal information has been stolen and/or you received a 1099-G tax form from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and did not apply for unemployment benefits in 2020, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services encourages you to do the following:

Step One: Report Identity Theft to ODJFS 
Visit https://unemploymenthelp.ohio.gov/

  • Click “Report Identify Theft”
  • Click “Report Identify Theft Individuals” 

Complete the secure online form and submit. The ODJFS will issue confirmation emails to everyone who files a report with information about identity theft and protection. The agency will process the reports, conduct investigations and, if necessary, issue corrections to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on 1099s issued to victims. You can also call the Ohio Unemployment ID Theft Hotline at (833) 658-0394. 

Step Two: 

How to File Your Taxes (if you received a 1099-G): Please follow the IRS guidance to taxpayers on identity theft involving unemployment benefits. You can find it here

Step Three: Protect Your Identity 
Many resources are available for victims of identity theft to help them protect their identities. ODJFS strongly urges anyone who suspects they may be a victim of identity theft to take appropriate action to protect themselves. Here are some recommended resources: 

About the City of Cleveland

The City of Cleveland is committed to improving the quality of life of its residents by strengthening neighborhoods, delivering superior services, embracing diversity and making Cleveland a desirable, safe city in which to live, work, play, and do business. For more information on the City of Cleveland, visit online at www.clevelandohio.gov, Twitter at @cityofcleveland, Facebook at www.facebook.com/cityofcleveland, or on our blog at clecityhall.com.

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