City of Cleveland employees joined dozens of other groups in walking in the annual Fourth of July Parade in the West Park neighborhood at Kamm’s Corners.
Handing out candy to parade-goers, employees walked alongside Cleveland Police bicycle units, firetrucks and the new Cleveland Police ice cream truck. The parade is organized by the Kiwanis Club of West Park.
Check out a few scenes from the parade:
Photos by Clare Walters, City of Cleveland Photographic Bureau
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 6 on Marah – East 93rd Street to East 102nd Street [Topping]
- Ward 6 on East 121st Street – Larchmere to Browning [Binding]
Updates will be posted Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.