Phase 2 of the West Side Market Parking Lot Improvement Project

Phase 2 of the West Side Market parking lot improvement project began this week with the reconfiguration of the Lorain Avenue entrance to the main parking lot. The majority of parking spaces in the main lot will remain available and accessible through Lorain Avenue and Bridge Avenue.

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Advance notice signs will be posted to advise which portions of the lot will be off limits. This parking advisory will remain in place until September 1, 2016.

Phase 1 of the project is complete and the Hicks parking lot has been reopened to the public with entry provided off of Bridge Avenue. The West Side Market parking lot improvement project will reconfigure and expand parking at the West Side Market to create 128 additional parking spaces.

Installation of over 40,000 square feet of pervious pavers and new bio-filtration area will aid in reducing stormwater from flowing into the sewer system. The entire project is scheduled for completion by December 1, 2016.

Traffic Advisory: 2016 Downtown Street Resurfacing Project

On Tuesday, May 31, the City of Cleveland will begin resurfacing work on a number of downtown area streets. Contractor work hours will occur between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm. No night work is anticipated. The 2016 Downtown Resurfacing Project is expected to be completed by early July. Details on the resurfacing project are as follows:

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Map of resurfacing projects

Huron Road (Ontario Street to Prospect Avenue) – Resurfacing work will begin on Tuesday May 31.  Two-way traffic will be maintained at all times. On-street parking will not be allowed during construction. Work is expected to complete by July 8, 2016.

East 4th Street (Huron Road to Prospect Avenue) – Resurfacing work will begin on Tuesday May 31. One way southbound traffic will be maintained at all times and northbound traffic will be detoured west onto Huron Road, north on Ontario Street, and then east on Prospect Avenue. On-street parking will not be allowed during construction. Work is expected to complete by July 8, 2016.

Bolivar Road (East 7th Street to East 9th Street) – Resurfacing work will begin on Thursday June 2.  Bolivar Road will be closed to through traffic and local access will be maintained for the parking garages.  On-street parking will not be allowed during construction. Work is expected to complete by June 30, 2016.

East 7th Street (Huron Road to Bolivar Road) – Resurfacing work will begin on Wednesday June 1. East 7th will be closed to through traffic and on street parking will not be allowed during construction. Work is expected to complete by June 24, 2016.

East 8th Place (Huron Road to Bolivar Road) – Resurfacing work will begin on Thursday June 2. East 8th Street will be closed to through traffic and on-street parking will not be permitted during construction.  Work is expected to complete by June 24, 2016.

East 9th Place (Huron Road to Bolivar Road) – Resurfacing work will begin on Thursday June 2, 2016. East 9th Place will be closed to through traffic and on street parking will not be allowed during construction. Work is expected to complete by June 24, 2016.

Road construction invariably presents hazards to the public. The city urges all travelers to use caution in construction zones.

Harvard Avenue Resurfacing Project

Work has begun on Section 1 of the Harvard Avenue resurfacing project (East 116th Street to East 131st Street).

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One-way westbound traffic will be maintained between East 116th Street and East 131th Street. Eastbound traffic will be detoured south along East 116th Street, east on Miles Road and north on East 131st Street.

Driveway access will be maintained at all times.  Motorists will need to be alert for lane shifts and barrels used to direct traffic. This project is scheduled for completion in November 2016.

The Harvard Avenue resurfacing project includes asphalt milling, pavement base repair, asphalt resurfacing, installation of ADA compliant ramps and new pavement markings.

Scranton/Carter Road Reconstruction Project

Work has begun on the Scranton/Carter Road Reconstruction Project. The beginning phases of the project will resurface Willey Avenue (Columbus Road to Train Avenue) and Train Avenue (Willey Avenue to Scranton Road).

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These streets will be resurfaced curb-to-curb during the first week of construction. Existing traffic patterns and drive access will be maintained.

On Monday,  May 9,  resurfacing operations will begin on Carter Road between Columbus Road and the Flats Industrial Railroad. Northbound and Southbound traffic lanes will be detoured onto Columbus Road. All local access will be maintained. The Centennial Trail will be closed for the duration of Carter Road reconstruction, approximately 6 months.  Motorists will need to be alert for lane shifts and barrels used to direct traffic.

This project is scheduled for completion by November 2017.

The Scranton/Carter Road reconstruction project includes new concrete pavement, concrete drive aprons, curbs and walk , new drainage facilities, installation of ADA compliant curb ramps at all intersections, miscellaneous water work including hydrant relocation, relocation of utility poles, and newly stripped exclusive bike lanes and parking lanes on Scranton Road.

Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd Resurfacing Project

On Tuesday, August 25, weather permitting, work will commence on the Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard resurfacing project between Buckingham Avenue and Shaker Boulevard.

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One northbound and one southbound lane of traffic will be maintained at all times for the duration of the project. This project includes asphalt milling, pavement base repair, asphalt resurfacing, and installation of ADA compliant ramps. Access to all businesses, residences and side streets will be maintained during construction. Motorists will need to be alert for lane shifts and barrels used to direct traffic.

This project is scheduled for completion by October 2015. This will complete all work on the Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd Resurfacing Project.

Cleveland Towpath Trail Awarded $700,000 from Ohio Department of Public Works

Today, the City of Cleveland joined other officials in announcing the award of a $700,000 grant for Stage 3 of the Towpath Trail Extension Project from the Ohio Department of Public Works, through the Clean Ohio Green Space Conservation Program.

The “Towpath Trail: Tremont Point Preserve & Greenway” project will use the funding to acquire 21.7 acres of property for the Towpath Trail Greenway, restoring natural open space and protecting the area from development. The property acquisition consists of 11.25 acres located next to the Tremont Pointe Apartments and Interstate 490, and 10.45 acres between West 3rd and West 5th Street in the City of Cleveland.

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Stage 3 of the Towpath Trail Extension Project will run 1.9 miles from the northern entrance of Steelyard Commons to Literary Ave., providing an important link between the populous Cleveland neighborhood Tremont, the employment and retail center Steelyard Commons and the public outdoor recreation area Clark Fields. Stage 3 is the longest stage in the Towpath Trail Extension Project.

Cuyahoga County is the project manager of the Towpath Trail Extension Project, in charge of tracking project funds and contracts. Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish said “The Towpath Trail enhances the quality of life for residents of Cuyahoga County.  Clean Ohio Funds have brought significant match funding for the completion of the Towpath Trail in Cleveland. We thank the taxpayers who voted to introduce and sustain it and the legislators who continue to fund this important program.”

The County is joined in a project development agreement with the City of Cleveland, Cleveland Metroparks and Canalway Partners. The City of Cleveland will own the property associated with the project and contributes staff support from the departments of City Planning and Capital Projects. “I am grateful to the many partners who continue their support for the Towpath Trail,” said Mayor Frank G. Jackson.

“This latest grant of $700,000.00 from the Clean Ohio Green Space Conservation Program will help fund Stage 3 of this project and complete the final 6 miles of the 101-mile trail linking Cleveland to New Philadelphia.”

Cleveland Metroparks will handle day-to-day management of the Towpath Trail in Cleveland. Metroparks CEO Brian Zimmerman said “There is an undeniable momentum in trail developments in Cleveland.  The awarding of the Clean Ohio Funds continues that progress.  It won’t be long before the connections in Cleveland will be completed.”

Canalway Partners Executive Director Tim Donovan adds that “Clean Ohio provides the sole source of state funding for trails and greenways in Ohio. The fact is that demand has grown exponentially for this limited funding pool. We thank our local NRAC for their analysis that ranked the Towpath Trail first in a very competitive round.”

To date, the Clean Ohio Green Space Conservation Program has awarded $2.14 million to acquire, restore and preserve 39.5 acres of property in Stage 3 of the Towpath Trail Extension Project.

To view Towpath Trail Stage 3 concept design images, please visit:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6Vxjd69cSaYZXZDU2lLMEEwMTA/view?pli=1

For more information on the Towpath, visit www.canalwaypartners.com

 

City of Cleveland Launches Street Repair Web Application

The City of Cleveland Department of Public Works and the Mayor’s Office of Capital Projects has launched a new web-based, geographic information system (GIS) application that will allow visitors to track the status of street repair and resurfacing in the City of Cleveland. You may view the application titled “RoadRx: The Prescription to Repair Cleveland’s Roads” here: http://www.clevelandgis.org/apps/RoadRx/

RoadRx2You may also access the application by:

  1. Visiting the City of Cleveland website (http://www.city.cleveland.oh.us/)
  2. Under “Most Requested” click “Cleveland GIS Maps”
  3. Click the “RoadRx” map

“Road resurfacing and pothole repair are annual issues in the City of Cleveland that cause stress for many motorists and residents,” said Chief Operating Officer Darnell Brown. “This new tool will allow users to see where street repair crews are currently working and where they will be in the future. I believe this new capability will provide greater clarity into the city’s systematic approach to street repair and address some of the more common questions of motorist and residents.”

The GIS map is organized according to the city’s seventeen Wards and is capable of being broken down by subsection. Users will are able to see if repairs on a street or subsection are completed, in progress, or date of expected completion. In addition to the planned repairs, both planned and completed issue 1 street resurfacing projects will be viewable. Data for the application is updated on a weekly basis. Street repairs and resurfacing may be delayed or changed due to weather, funding, or other conditions. Please report emergency street repairs to 216.664.2510.