TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Friday, October 20, 2017

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

West 14th Street Southbound to I-71 Entrance Ramp Closure
(West 14th Roundabout to Valentine Avenue)

Expect additional traffic notices as work progresses

CLEVELAND – On October 20, 2017 at 8:00 p.m., the contractor will close the West 14th Street southbound entrance ramp from the roundabout to I-71 South to begin paving operations. West 14th Street southbound will be detoured to Clark Avenue, Scranton Road and Valentine Avenue. I-71 northbound exit ramp to West 14th southbound will also be detoured to Clark Avenue, Scranton Road and Valentine Avenue.  Detour signs will be in place and motorists will need to be alert for traffic signage and barrels used to direct traffic. This change will remain in place until Monday October 23, 2017 at 5:00 a.m.

For questions, contact the City’s Chief Construction Engineer, Mr. Khalil Ewais at (216) 410-4616.

2017 Road Resurfacing Projects: 

Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s enhanced budget, made possible by Issue 32, allows the City to embark on more street improvement projects in 2017 than previous years. Projects span all City neighborhoods and wards.

Highlights about this year’s road work:

  • Street resurfacing began April 27 and will continue through the summer, weather permitting. The first resurfacing project was 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 the City has a graded system that allows streets in the greatest need of resurfacing to be selected. The City is using the worst first approach to road resurfacing.
  • City projects it will resurface 147 streets this year.
  • City is also investing in preventive maintenance on recently resurfaced streets to extend roadways’ high condition rating 147.  On-street parking will not be allowed during construction.

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 our workers is a top priority

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