Cleveland Road Work News: September 11, 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.

Click here to view today’s roads report.

Updates will be posted Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

Traffic Advisory: Center Street Swing Bridge Reopens Following Repairs

Updated Sept. 11, 2017:

On September 10th, the Center Street Swing Bridge is reopened to traffic. Maintenance crews were able to quickly evaluate, assess and perform the repairs necessary to bring the bridge back on line.

We apologize for any inconvenience while these repairs were made.

Posted Sept. 9, 2017:

Effective immediately, the Center Street Swing Bridge will be closed indefinitely. Traffic will not be permitted on this bridge while maintenance crews evaluate and assess the repairs necessary to bring the bridge back on line.

Detours:
Westbound traffic will be re-routed south on Columbus Road to Franklin Boulevard, right to West 25th Street.

Eastbound traffic re-routed on West 25th Street south, left on Franklin Boulevard, and left on Columbus Road heading north.

Detour signs mark the re-route from the north and south portions around the Center Street Swing Bridge.

We apologize for the inconvenience while these necessary repairs are made.

By the Numbers: Here’s How the City of Cleveland is Investing in Your Ward

From West Park to Slavic Village to Mount Pleasant to Lee Harvard, there were City of Cleveland projects in every ward that serve to improve our neighborhoods and, collectively, improve the city as a whole. Here’s a look at some of the dollars spent in various budget areas of the City of Cleveland listed by ward.

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To better understand what each section means, here’s a brief summary:

  • Community Development: This includes funds made possible by community block grants as well as city allocations. Some of the programs funded are aimed at aiding homeowners and developers in projects that improve the neighborhoods in which they are located. Other efforts include fair housing and consumer affairs outreach
  • Recreation Bonds: Improvements to recreation centers and parks in the City of Cleveland from small improvements to complete renovations
  • Public Facilities Bonds: Improvements to facilities owned and maintained by the City of Cleveland from police and fire stations to City Hall to waste facilities
  • Building, Housing and Demolitions: Code enforcement, registration of all building contractors, rental registry, inspection of all new and major rehabilitation construction and demolition of blighted properties
  • Roads and Bridges Bonds: Capital improvements from streetscapes to bridge maintenance. Often these are shared expense in partnership with the State of Ohio.
  • Ward Resurfacing: Street resurfacing projects based on the “worst first” methodology

Source: City of Cleveland documents

Cleveland Public Safety Director McGrath: Our Safety Forces Support Browns and its Athletes

Today, City of Cleveland Public Safety Director Michael McGrath issued the following statement about the city’s safety forces and Browns:

“On Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, members of the City of Cleveland, Department of Public Safety met with members and players of the Cleveland Browns Organization to discuss the ongoing partnership between the City of Cleveland and the Cleveland Browns Organization. The City of Cleveland Divisions of Police, Fire and EMS have been and continue to be highly supportive of our athletes and those within the Browns Organization, participating in community events together throughout the year.  Our safety forces will participate in on-field pregame ceremonies for opening day this Sunday, September 10, 2017 with the Browns athletes.”

Things to Keep in Mind for Browns First 2017 Season Home Game

To ensure visitors and residents in Downtown Cleveland have an enjoyable and safe experience during the Cleveland Browns home opener Sunday, Sept. 10, the City of Cleveland reminds fans of the rules and regulations in effect for game-day parking and tailgating.

For those planning to use the Municipal Parking Lot for the Cleveland Browns first home game, please keep in mind the following:

  • The Municipal Parking Lot opens at 7 a.m. for game day vehicles. No large vehicles (motorhomes, RVs, buses, etc.) will be allowed in before the respective times.
  • Security officers will be assigned to the lot to ensure that no vehicles attempt to enter prior to the designated times. The public is reminded that it is important to obey traffic laws and that no vehicles are permitted to park or stop on busy roadways.
  • An alternative means of getting to and from the games is to use RTA. Visitors are encouraged to arrive early and enjoy the shops, food and entertainment opportunities available before and after the game.
  • The Browns game begins at 1 p.m. The Indians game begins at 8:05 p.m.

Municipal Parking Lot Tailgating Rules and Regulations:

The following is the full list of rules and regulations for tailgating activities in the Municipal Parking Lot for all 2017 Cleveland Browns home games. The list of rules and regulations will be distributed to all vehicles upon entering the lot as well as posted on various signs.

  1. No open pit fires
  2. Propane grills only (No charcoal)
  3. No alcohol
  4. Saving spaces prohibited
  5. Attendees will be charged for all occupied parking spaces
  6. No in & out privileges
  7. All liter must be dispensed in trash containers
  8. Vandalism of any type will not be tolerated
  9. Crossing the Shoreway is prohibited
  10. No private latrines (portable latrines are available in the lot)

Violation of these regulations may result in fines and ejection from the premises.  Additionally, below are answers to other common questions and information concerning tailgating activities in the Municipal Parking Lot

  • Lot Operation and Fees – For Sunday games the eastern portion of the Municipal Parking Lot will open at 7 a.m. for game day vehicles. No large vehicles (motorhomes, RVs, buses, etc.) will be allowed before designated start times. The lot opens promptly at 7:00 a.m. for all regular season weekend home games. The fee to park in the municipal lot is $25 per parking space. Attendees will be charged for all occupied parking spaces. Cleveland Police will not permit vehicles to line up or stage on the Shoreway before game time.
  • Alcohol and Safety – Open containers, consumption of alcohol, and public intoxication are all prohibited inside the municipal lot. For those who plan to consume alcohol during any sporting event, always ensure there is a designated driver. Please exercise caution at all times and “if you see something, please say something.”
  • Sanitation – There will be 47 portable restrooms, 75 trash cans and three dumpsters in the lot during all regular season games. Private latrines are strictly prohibited. Please make sure all trash is disposed of properly before you leave any lot.
  • Parking – Parking restrictions will be in place in downtown Cleveland for each Browns home football game typically for three hours before each game and until two hours after the game’s completion. Look for signs attached to posts, poles and parking meters in those areas affected by the restrictions. Violators will be ticketed and towed if parked in violation. All associated fines and fees to have an automobile released must be paid at the One Stop Vehicle Impound Center located at 3040 Quigley Rd.
  • Traffic – Reminder that parking restrictions begin at 10 a.m. for the Browns game and at 6 p.m. for the baseball game. Poles will be marked identifying the times and duration of the restrictions for both the football and baseball games. Also, as a traveling reminder, Lakeside Avenue is currently undergoing resurfacing between East 9th Street and East 26th Street and only one-way traffic flowing west is open to the traveling public.

 

Cleveland Road Work News: September 8, 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.

Click here to view today’s roads report.

Updates will be posted Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

City of Cleveland Hosts 9th Annual Sustainable Cleveland Summit Sept. 27-28

More than 500 participants from around Northeast Ohio will gather at Cleveland Public Auditorium September 27-28, 2017 to help create healthier, greener and more equitable communities in Cleveland. The 9th annual Sustainable Cleveland Summit is part of Sustainable Cleveland 2019, Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s 10-year strategic vision to create a ‘Green City on a Blue Lake.’ The initiative engages everyone to work together to develop a thriving and resilient Cleveland that leverages its assets to build economic, social and environmental well-being for all.

Tickets to Sustainable Cleveland 2017 are available here.  Early registration discount ends September 10th.

“A focus on sustainability helps ensure our city’s longevity,” said Mayor Jackson. “We are committed to seeing this work through and look forward to Clevelanders from all walks of life sharing in the benefits of a sustainable Cleveland.”

This year’s summit will build off past accomplishments and accelerate Cleveland’s positive momentum in developing healthy, vibrant, and equitable communities. The keynote speaker is Mark Tercek, President & CEO of The Nature Conservancy.

“Sustainable Cleveland 2019 provides actionable tools to make smart, sustainable choices at home, work and in the community,” said Chief of Sustainability Matt Gray. “The Summit brings together people from all walks of life to celebrate our successes and chart the path forward in creating a more sustainable city.”

The 2017 Summit presents a unique opportunity to crowdsource expertise from hundreds of participants to collectively:

  • Help update the Cleveland Climate Action Plan, which incorporates the topics of: Energy, Water and Land Use, Community Engagement, Waste, and Transportation.
  • Find ways to accelerate progress in climate action that also advances equitable outcomes in health, access to green jobs, resiliency, and more
  • Celebrate the Year of Vibrant Green Space and work to continue its expansion
  • Develop plans for the Year of Vital Neighborhoods in 2018
  • Focus on what can be accomplished by June 22, 2019, the 50-year anniversary of the infamous Cuyahoga River burning

Cleveland is celebrating 2017 as the Year of Vibrant Green Space. The City encourages citizens to participate in various events supporting environmental education, plant trees and rain gardens, purchase local foods, visit parks and more. In April, Mayor Jackson, a longtime proponent of local environmental sustainability,–with the help of residents, businesses, government and community organizations –committed to grow the city’s tree canopy from 19 to 30 percent by 2040, including 50,000 new trees by 2020.

For more updates on the 2017 Sustainable Cleveland Summit, the City of Cleveland’s commitment to sustainability, or additional ways to create sustainable neighborhoods, visit Sustainable Cleveland at www.sustainablecleveland.org. Follow #sustainablecle on Twitter and Facebook for event details.