City of Cleveland News Updates

The City of Cleveland today made the following announcements:

Lake Avenue Resurfacing Project

On August 31, 2021, the Maintenance of Traffic on Lake Avenue will be as follows:

Maintenance of traffic will be as follows:

  • One-way, westbound traffic will be maintained on the Lake Avenue between West 117th Street and West Boulevard.
    • Eastbound motorists will be detoured south on West 117th Street; east on Clifton Road and north on West Boulevard.
    • Timeframe – July 19, 2021 to September 2021.
    • On-Street Parking will continue to be maintained on one side of the street.
  • One-way, eastbound traffic will be maintained on Lake Avenue between West Boulevard and Clifton Road.
    • Westbound motorists will be detoured west on Clifton Road and north on West Boulevard.
    • Estimated Timeframe – August 31, 2021 to November 2021.
    • On-Street Parking will be maintained on one side of the street.
  • Two-way traffic will be maintained on Lake Avenue between Clifton Road and Detroit Avenue.
    • Two-way traffic will be maintained.
    • Estimated Timeframe – August 31, 2021 to November 2021.
    • No On-Street Parking will be maintained during construction.

Electronic message boards will be placed, prior to the change in traffic patterns to inform the public of the impending work.  

Lake Avenue construction is being administered by the Ohio Department of Transportation. Improvements include:

  • Milling and asphalt resurfacing
  • Full depth and partial depth pavement repairs
  • Utility adjustments
  • Curb, drive apron and walk replacements as needed
  • Replacement of curb ramps to bring them into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Raised medians will be placed at W. 110th Street and W. 78th Street intersections.
  • Raised median will be placed on Lake Avenue between Clifton Road and Viking Court.
  • Updated signing and pavement markings including dedicated parking.

The work on this project will take place Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Construction is anticipated to be completed by the end of October 2021. 

Questions? Contact the Ohio Department of Transportation District 12 Public Information Office at D12., 216-584-2005 or 216-584-2007.

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 workers is a top priority.

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport Passenger Travel Data

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE), like other airports worldwide, has had a dramatic drop in air service and travelers due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Concerns over health and safety, as well as quarantines, coupled with many businesses cancelling travel and leisure travelers staying home, have impacted flights.

We are currently averaging 11,155 passengers for the week of August 15 to August 21, compared with the 314 passengers we reported in April 2020. Click here to view regularly updated numbers on airport travel on the Hopkins website.

Other Important Reminders

Mayor Jackson Addresses Delta Variant of COVID-19 in Video Message to Clevelanders

On July 28, 2021, Mayor Frank G. Jackson recorded a video message to Cleveland residents, urging them to stay safe amid the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19 and to get vaccinated to protect themselves against the virus. To view Mayor Jackson’s video message, click here.

About the City of Cleveland

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