Detroit-Superior Bridge Bike Lane Improvement Project Begins Monday, Oct. 23rd

On Monday, October 23rd, the Detroit-Superior Bridge Bike Lane improvement project will begin. The project requires lane closures 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday from West 25th Street to West 9th Street. 

One lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction at all times throughout the project. The project is a collaborative effort between the City of Cleveland, NOACA, and Community. The project was developed over the past 18 months as a collaborative effort through analysis and community engagement.

In General the Project will provide:

  • An eastbound bike lane that is separated from vehicular traffic through the arch at the mid span of the bridge.(Physical barriers will separate bikes from vehicles)
  • A new westbound bike lane from West 9th to West 25th
  • And to enhance the visibility of the bike lanes, both the eastbound and westbound bike lanes will be treated with green textured material on each bicycle shaped symbol and at strategic points

The City of Cleveland will perform the work with contributions from ODOT and NEORSD.

For questions, contact Commissioner of Streets, Robert Mavec at 216-664-3195.

Editor’s Note: Road work 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.

City of Cleveland & Cuyahoga County Announce Cleveland’s Bid for Amazon HQ2

Today, the City of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County joined the Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP), TeamNEO, JobsOhio, the State of Ohio and numerous local partners in submitting a bid for Cleveland to be the site of Amazon’s second headquarters known as HQ2. Mayor Frank G. Jackson and County Executive Armond Budish announced the submission in a video. Community leaders also suggest the public engage in the conversation using #AMAZONHQ2CLE.

The bid, submitted by TeamNEO and GCP on behalf of the partners, portrays the city’s and county’s economic momentum, livability, geographic advantages and other assets. The proposal portrays the numerous elements and assets of Cleveland that make us unique and demonstrates our community’s capacity to successfully attract Amazon’s HQ2. The Cleveland proposal is proprietary information and therefore details will not be disclosed.

“In recent days we worked with public, private and civic leaders across our community to tell the story of Cleveland’s resurgence and pursue this enormous opportunity. Our city has a palpable sense of energy and is in a position of readiness that we have never seen before,” said Mayor Frank G. Jackson. “Our momentum is rooted in a great and storied history. We are excited at the opportunity to tell our story in this highly competitive situation.”

More than 20 organizations and over 90 individuals from throughout the community came together to develop a strong, compelling case to present to Amazon.

“The work that has gone into our bid and the level of collaboration among our partners has been outstanding, and we are all proud to be part of it,” said County Executive Armond Budish. “Our team has been working days, nights and weekends for weeks to put together a strong bid proposal. Time and again, we have demonstrated the ability to tackle major initiatives and be agile when we see a significant opportunity. While this is an extremely competitive situation, we are confident in what Cleveland has to offer and excited at the prospect of being Amazon’s second home.”

More than 100 municipalities across North America are expected to submit bids.

Cleveland’s bid committee encourages the entire Northeast Ohio community to become involved in promoting the city to Amazon on social media by using the hashtag listed above.

HQ2 is expected to bring with it 50,000 new jobs and at least $5 billion in construction. The deadline to submit bids was October 19. No date has been set for the naming of finalists.

Cleveland Road Work News: Oct. 19, 2017

road work ahead

Thanks to Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s enhanced budget, made possible by Issue 32, the City of Cleveland is embarking on more street improvement projects in 2017 than years past. Projects span all neighborhoods and wards throughout the city.

Here are some highlights about this year’s road work:

  • Street resurfacing began on April 27, 2017 and will continue through the summer, weather permitting. The first resurfacing project took place 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 we have a graded system that allows us to select the streets that are in the greatest need of resurfacing. We are using the worst first approach to road resurfacing.
  • We are projecting to resurface 95 streets this year.
  • Thanks to Issue 32 funds, the City of Cleveland has reinstated street sweeping services.

Click here to view today’s roads report.

Updates will be posted Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

Cleveland Road Work News: Oct. 18, 2017

road work ahead

Thanks to Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s enhanced budget, made possible by Issue 32, the City of Cleveland is embarking on more street improvement projects in 2017 than years past. Projects span all neighborhoods and wards throughout the city.

Here are some highlights about this year’s road work:

  • Street resurfacing began on April 27, 2017 and will continue through the summer, weather permitting. The first resurfacing project took place 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 we have a graded system that allows us to select the streets that are in the greatest need of resurfacing. We are using the worst first approach to road resurfacing.
  • We are projecting to resurface 95 streets this year.
  • Thanks to Issue 32 funds, the City of Cleveland has reinstated street sweeping services.

Click here to view today’s roads report.

Updates will be posted Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

Heading to Cavs Home Opener? Here are 5 Things to Know

Join the excitement and energy tonight as the Cleveland Cavaliers begin the 2017 National Basketball Association at 8 p.m. at Quicken Loans Arena against the Boston Celtics.

Here are five things to know before you head Downtown:

1) Parking Restrictions in Effect

The Cleveland Division of Police reminds visitors and all those in the downtown area of the parking restrictions in place on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 starting at 4 p.m.

“No Parking” restrictions will be in place in the following areas:

  • East 2nd Street:  from Prospect Avenue to High Street, no parking both sides of the street.
  • East 4th Street:  from Prospect Avenue to Huron Road, no parking both sides the street.
  • Huron Road: from Ontario Street to Prospect Avenue, no parking both sides of the street.
  • East 9th Street: from Euclid Avenue to Carnegie Avenue, no parking both sides of the street.
  • Prospect Avenue: from Ontario Street to East 14th Street, no parking both sides of the street.

Plan your commute beforehand to effectively utilize time. For fans with tickets to the game, The Q’s doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

2) Take Public Transportation

RTA will operate Red Line trains every 15 minutes to accommodate all sports fans and visitors. Blue and Green Line trains will run according to the regular schedule. All rapid lines will operate for at least 90 minutes after the games end. Visitors can park for free at many of RTA’s rapid stations, buy a $5 All-Day-Pass and take the train to Tower City Station for an easy walk to the Q through the enclosed Walkway near Tower City food court. Visitors can plan their commute with www.riderta.com to enjoy all Downtown Cleveland has to offer.

3) “Put Your Junk in Your Trunk!”

Valuable items should not be left in the interior of a vehicle where others can see them. Even better is to place these items in the trunk prior to arriving at your destination.

4) Be Cautious of Counterfeit Tickets

The risk of purchasing counterfeit tickets from scalpers off the street is always present. Fans who purchase tickets from a secondary source are taking a chance. Police officers want to proactively curb such activity and encourage buyers to be aware. Purchasing tickets via other means creates the potential for possessing either an invalid or counterfeit ticket. The Cavaliers are not responsible for tickets purchased through secondary sources.

Be aware of increased pedestrian traffic in the downtown area.

5) “See Something, Say Something.”

If visitors see something suspicious, say something. Report any suspicious activity to safety officials.

Motorists are encouraged to follow all posted signage and allow for extra travel time to reach, and depart downtown venues.

Cleveland Road Work News: Oct. 17, 2017

road work ahead

Thanks to Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s enhanced budget, made possible by Issue 32, the City of Cleveland is embarking on more street improvement projects in 2017 than years past. Projects span all neighborhoods and wards throughout the city.

Here are some highlights about this year’s road work:

  • Street resurfacing began on April 27, 2017 and will continue through the summer, weather permitting. The first resurfacing project took place 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 we have a graded system that allows us to select the streets that are in the greatest need of resurfacing. We are using the worst first approach to road resurfacing.
  • We are projecting to resurface 95 streets this year.
  • Thanks to Issue 32 funds, the City of Cleveland has reinstated street sweeping services.

Click here to view today’s roads report.

Updates will be posted Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

Mayor Jackson Announces Events in Recognition of Upcoming National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

Mayor Frank G. Jackson today announced a series of community events in recognition of National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week October 22-28, 2017.

He also issued an open letter to City of Cleveland residents about the status of the city’s lead remediation efforts – including its comprehensive Healthy Homes Interdepartmental Initiative, screenings for children and rental home inspection program. View the full letter here.

“As mayor of the City of Cleveland, I have a responsibility to ensure the health and safety of our children, families and communities,” said Mayor Jackson. “For the past two years, we have been creating a more strategic approach to lead and now, thanks to Issue 32, we have additional resources to make Cleveland lead-safe.”

The City of Cleveland will host events throughout the city for National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week:

  • 10-23-17: Kick-off event with lunch and learn discussion, child lead testing and more – City Hall Rotunda from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • 10-23-17: Door-to-door community outreach, child lead testing and more – Clark Recreation Center from 5-7 p.m.
  • 10-24-17: Lead poisoning prevention presentation with child lead testing and more – St. Martin DePorres from 4-7 p.m.
  • 10-25-17: Lunch and learn discussion about the city’s rental inspection program with lead safe maintenance practices demonstration – City Hall Rotunda from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • 10-26-17: Door-to-door community outreach with child lead testing and more – Stella Walsh Recreation Center from 5-7 p.m.
  • 10-27-17: Child lead testing and info table at Boo at the Zoo – Cleveland Metroparks Zoo from 4-8 p.m.
  • 10-28-17: Lead poisoning prevention information table – Great Lakes Science Center from 10 a.m. to noon
  • 10-28-17: Child lead testing and lead poisoning prevention information – Greater Cleveland Aquarium from noon to 4 p.m.

The City of Cleveland has taken a proactive approach to addressing lead hazards in city neighborhoods. With additional funds available through Issue 32, the city has increased staffing, launched a new rental inspection unit and has allotted more than $13 million to demolish more than 800 blighted structures.