Streetscape crews continue to work on the installation of the 12-inch water main on the north side of Cleveland Street between Fort Harrison and Garden avenues. Work also continues on the large storm drain west of Osceola to the bluff seawall.
The north and southbound lanes of Garden Avenue at Cleveland Street will be intermittently closed this week to install the 12-inch water main across the intersection. The north and southbound lanes on East Avenue will also be closed at Cleveland Street on Friday and Saturday to drill utility casing under the railroad.
New, one-hour parking places are now available along Osceola Avenue in front of the Clearwater Main Library, south to the corner of Cleveland Street, and two hours of free parking continue to be available in the Garden Avenue Garage during construction.
Downtown businesses remain open during Streetscape construction, and patrons are invited to view the Streetscape construction site and see the progress for themselves. Fenced sidewalks along Cleveland Street provide safe areas to explore the multi-block site as well as access to area businesses. The activity at the bluff is especially interesting with best views from the north pedestrian walkway on the Memorial Causeway Bridge. Installation of the section of pipe at the mouth of the large storm drain, or outfall, is almost complete, and the temporary dam holding back the water of the harbor will soon be dismantled.
Downtown business owners and stakeholders are invited to attend the next Streetscape Hard Hat meeting at 8 a.m., September 28, Constant Cravings, 516 Cleveland Street. Officials will discuss current project topics and welcome input from those affected by construction. Free coffee will be offered.
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