City Announces Neighborhood Street Improvements

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Finney Avenue, East 82nd Street, West 21st Place, Denley Avenue, Elston Avenue, Galion Avenue/West 16th Street Intersection, East 65th Street, East 75th Street, East 78th Street, Cullen Avenueand Gertrude Avenue

(City of Cleveland - Ward 12)

CLEVELAND – Improvements to City of Cleveland streets will begin September 4, 2018 in Ward 12. 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 October 2018:

    • Finney (West End to East 82nd Street)
    • East 82nd Street (Finney Avenue to Harvard Avenue)
    • West 21st Place (Pixley Court/Dead end to Kenneth Avenue)
    • Denley Avenue (West 16th Street to Brayton Drive)
    • Elston Avenue (Valley to West 16th)
    • Galion Avenue/West 16th Street Intersection
    • East 65th Street (Fleet to Broadway)
    • East 75th Street (Worley to Canton)
    • East 78th Street (Spafford Road to Broadway)
    • Cullen Avenue (Crete to East 47th Street)
    • Gertrude Avenue (East 71st Street to East 65th Street)

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.  

For questions, contact the City’s Chief Construction Inspector, Ms. Traci Hartnett-Mercado at (216) 857-5447.

2018 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 include:

    • Street resurfacing work for 2018 began on April 16th. Resurfacing will continue through the summer.
    • Potholes are serviced year round, weather permitting.  The Department of Public Works has increased its pothole crews from eight to an average of 10 crews daily as a result of the passage of Issue 32.
    • With the completion of the Pavement Management Study last year 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 120 residential streets this year.
    • City is also investing in preventive maintenance on recently resurfaced streets to extend roadways’ high condition rating using the crack sealing program.  

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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