Cleveland Road Work News: July 3, 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.

Resurfacing today will take place in the following locations:

  • Ward 5 on E 34-Central to Project
  • Ward 5 on Praha-E 51 to Bragg

Click here to view today’s roads report.

Updates will be posted Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

Cleveland Division of Fire to Host Ice Cream Socials

The Cleveland Division of Fire is making the summer cooler with its ice cream socials, held at fire stations around the city beginning July 1st.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to tour fire stations, interact with firefighters, receive safety and wellness tips, and of course, enjoy delicious ice cream. Several other City departments will attend including Emergency Medical Service (EMS), the City Kennel and the Cleveland Division of Water. Additional organizations include the American Red Cross and the MetroHealth System. The ice cream socials are part of Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s Healthy Neighborhoods Initiatives and efforts to create a safer summer.

Ice cream socials are held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.:

  • July 1: Fire Station #4 at 3136 Lorain Ave.
  • July 15: Fire Station #41 at 3090 E. 116th St.
  • July 22: Fire Station #13 at 6835 Broadway Ave.
  • August 5: Fire Station #39 at 15637 Lorain Ave.

The Division of EMS will also provide wellness checks including blood pressure assessments, cholesterol checks, glucose checks and medical reminders, especially for seniors. Metro Health Hospital will help educate seniors about fall prevention, while the American Red Cross will offer healthy tips and first-aid training information.

Mayor Jackson’s Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative is a series of legislation and programs aimed at improving City neighborhoods. Part of the initiative is Safe Summer, aimed at helping Cleveland residents enjoy summer while staying safe. Learn more about the Safe Summer plan.

Base Cleveland Veteran News

Prepared and distributed monthly to Veterans and supporters of those who served.

3 July 2017Thank You Veterans


Special Events

  • USS COD Dutch Friendship Day: join the COD as they reenact the USS COD’s WWII rescue of 55 crewman from the Dutch Submarine 019 at 2 PM Saturday, July 8, 2017.
  • Calling all Veterans

Join the VA for a “Super Bowl Sundae” event hosted by NFL Legend Earnest Byner and his non-profit, “The Healing Dawgs” at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center.  Earnest Byner will be promoting the VA Resource Fair to advocate for serious issues confronting the Veterans and support the VA’s commitment to provide resources during the event scheduled for noon, Sunday, July 30, 2017.

CLEVELAND – Veterans and their family members will be treated to a unique opportunity to meet Former NFL Player and Coach, Earnest Byner along with some other teammates for a “Super Bowl Sundae Social” at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center at 10701 East Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44106.

The event will be held Sunday, July 30th from noon until 2 p.m. in the medical center’s Rec Hall and will include Byner sharing his inspirational story of overcoming the famous “Fumble” during the 1987 AFC Championship between the Browns and Broncos. Veterans will engage in a question and answer panel with former NFL Players from the Cleveland Browns. ”The Original Dawgs”.  Veterans are invited to participate in a Super Bowl/Cleveland trivia game with prizes, and conclude with an “Ice Cream Sundae Social”.

Byner is humbled to partner with the Cleveland VA Medical Center because he understands the connections between some of the medical issues that former NFL players and former Military personnel have in common and need to heal from such as Concussions/TBI, Suicide and the epidemic of Drug Use. Byner and The Healing Dawgs will continue to partner with the community to advocate for Veterans, children and the homeless to promote healing of the mind, body and spirit, and to teach how to love from the inside. “Together we are working to provide hope for our future,” said Byner.

Veterans are encouraged to bring their discharge paperwork to verify healthcare eligibility. Representatives from Veteran resource groups will be on-hand to provide information and assistance to Veterans in attendance.

For more information about this event or to coordinate a media interview, please contact Kristen Parker at 216-301-9462 or

  • USS COD – Veterans Family Fair – scheduled for August 5, 2017.
  • Ohio Women Veterans Conference

Registration is now open for the biennial Ohio Women Veterans Conference to be held Saturday, August 12, 2017 at the Ohio Union at The Ohio State University. With more than 50 exhibits and 20 speakers, women veterans will find information about Ohio’s new fast track to jobs and education as well as services available locally through 88 County Veterans Services Offices. Th e conference is free but there is an optional fee for lunch.

This year’s theme is Celebrating Generations of Service – 67,000 Veterans Strong. Topic areas include managing your money military style, maximizing military skills on your civilian resume, support and mentoring for women veterans in the workplace, challenges with aging, statewide resources, access to benefits and more.

Sponsored by the Ohio Department of Veterans Services with support from the Ohio Women Veterans Advisory Committee, the conference is expected to attract 750 women veterans from throughout the state representing all branches of military service.

To register visit For more information call 614.644.0898

  • USO Northern Ohio Golf Outing and Clambake scheduled for Friday, September 8, 2017 at the Sweetbriar Golf Club, located at 750 Jaycox Road, Avon Lake, Ohio 44012


  • Annual Veterans Day Ceremony and Parade

The City of Cleveland will partner and host the annual Veterans Day ceremony and Parade on Friday, November 10, 2017

DOD Military Emblems

Read More Here: Base Cleveland Veteran New – July 3 2017