Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Road Improvement Project

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Kinsman Road to Shaker Boulevard
Thursday, March 8, 2018
(Wards – 4 and 6)

Expect additional traffic notices as improvements continue

CLEVELAND – On March 8, 2018, the City will begin the Martin Luther King Jr. road improvement project from Kinsman Road to Shaker Boulevard.  Phase I of the project will include all work items on the west side of the roadway while two-way traffic is maintained (one lane in each direction) on the east side of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.  Access to all residential, commercial, and institutions will be maintained.  In addition to the work on MLK, Phase I will also include the relocation of Ramona Boulevard.  Ramona Boulevard will be closed at MLK and a detour utilizing Dickens Avenue and Audubon Road will be implemented.  Electronic message boards were placed on either end of the project on February 12, 2018 informing the public of the upcoming construction work.   Phase I work is estimated to complete in June 2018.  

The Martin Luther King Jr. road improvement project extends approximately one (1) mile from Kinsman Road to Shaker Boulevard. The improvements include new pavement, drainage, asphalt resurfacing, and installation of Americans with Disabilities Act compliant ramps, curbs sidewalks, new pavement markings, traffic and pedestrian crossing signal upgrades, and relocation of Ramona Boulevard. The work will take place during daytime hours from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  

It is scheduled for completion by February 28, 2019.  Should there be any questions, please contact the City of Cleveland Chief Inspector, Traci Hartnett Mercado at 216-857-5447.

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. 

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