City Announces Neighborhood Street Improvements

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

West 136th, West 156th & West 143rd Streets
(City of Cleveland - Ward 16)

CLEVELAND – Improvements to City of Cleveland Ward 16 streets will begin July 23, 2018. Advance notice signs will be posted to advise the public of road improvements. The following streets will be resurfaced and completed by the end of September 2018:

    • West 136 Street (Lorain Avenue to San Diego Avenue)
    • West 156 Street (Violet Avenue to Puritas Avenue)
    • West 143 Street (Lorain Avenue to Lakota Avenue)
    • West 143 Street (Highlandview Avenue to Terminal Avenue)

One lane of traffic will be maintained for local traffic for the duration of each project and no detours are expected. Access to all businesses, residences and side streets will be maintained during construction. On-street parking will not be allowed during construction.  

For questions, contact the City’s Chief Construction Inspector, Traci Hartnett-Mercado at (216) 857-5447.

2018 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 include:

    • 2018 street resurfacing began on April 16. Resurfacing will continue through the summer.
    • Potholes are serviced year round, weather permitting.  The Department of Public Works has increased its pothole crews from eight to an average of 10 crews daily as a result of the passage of Issue 32.
    • With the completion of the Pavement Management Study last year 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.
    • The City projects it will resurface 120 residential streets this year.
    • The City is also investing in preventive maintenance on recently resurfaced streets to extend roadways’ high condition rating using the crack sealing program.  

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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