Cleveland Road Work News: June 19, 2017

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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.

City of Cleveland Employees Raise More Than $100K for Harvest For Hunger

The City of Cleveland is a proud supporter of the Harvest for Hunger campaign and this year was one of its top supporters – raising enough for more than 468,000 meals.

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The Harvest for Hunger campaign, of which Mayor Frank G. Jackson is an honorary co-chair, is led by Greater Cleveland Food Bank. The drive came to a close last week and organizers announced they had reached their goal of raising enough for than 21 million meals. That is a record number of meals raised!

In total, the City of Cleveland – from City Hall to the Department of Utilities to the Mayor’s Office – raised $117,000. That makes the City of Cleveland an emerald level sponsor, raising more than $100 per employee. In addition, the City collected 1,400 pounds of food for the Food Bank.

The Harvest for Hunger committee at the City of Cleveland has been holding food and funds drives throughout the campaign to reach its goal. Congrats to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank and the City’s Harvest for Hunger committee for making a difference in the community by providing meals for those struggling with hunger!