Gibbs & Register crews prepare to pour a concrete pedestrian crossing at the intersection of Watterson Avenue and Cleveland Street. With the first block of the project complete, the second block is now beginning to take shape as crews work on its streetscaping amenities.
With the completion of the first block of the Streetscape project, Cleveland Street is now open to traffic from Osceola to Ft. Harrison avenues. Crews have turned their attention to the streetscaping amenities for the block between Ft. Harrison and Garden Avenues and are working on forms and concrete for the new curbs on Cleveland Street and pedestrian crossings at Watterson Avenue, just east of the Ft. Harrison Avenue intersection.
The storm drain and infrastructure work has also recently been completed at Cleveland Street and Garden Avenue and that intersection is now open to north and southbound traffic. It will remain open for nine to 10 weeks, when crews will close it again to install the distinctive colored concrete and pavers that will complete the intersection's streetscape work.
Meanwhile, storm drain work is progressing to the east, and the sidewalk on the north side of Cleveland Street in front of the Station Square Condominium construction site remains closed.
Patrons may take advantage of two hours of free parking in the Garden Avenue Garage, or additional parking along Osceola Avenue between the Main Library and Cleveland Street. For further updates on construction, check out the city's website at www.myclearwater.com/downtown, or call the Streetscape construction office at 462 6126.
The next Hard Hat meeting is 8 a.m., Thursday, March. 29, at Constant Cravings, 516 Cleveland St. Free coffee will be available, and officials will be on hand to answer the public's questions regarding the project.