The second block of the Cleveland Street streetscape project between Ft. Harrison and Garden Avenues is about 50 percent complete. Crews are concentrating on that block's road work and streetscape amenities. Curbs have been installed on the north side of the street and are those on the south side are nearing completion. The block's distinctive roadway curves, and wide sidewalks for pedestrians and café seating are now clearly visible.
Motorists can now travel along Cleveland Street from Myrtle Avenue to Garden Avenue, and from Osceola Avenue to Ft. Harrison Avenue, as two-way traffic has been restored to all blocks of the project except the Ft. Harrison Avenue to Garden Avenue block. All north-south intersections are currently open. Some sidewalk detours are still in effect. At the Station Square condominium project, the north sidewalk remains completely closed, and pedestrian detours are marked in areas where curb work is underway.
Patrons may take advantage of two hours of free parking in the Garden Avenue Garage, additional parking along Osceola Avenue between the Main Library and Cleveland Street, and designated parking spaces on Cleveland Street from Osceola to Ft. Harrison avenues. 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.
There will be no Hard Hat meeting in April. The next Hard Hat meeting is 8 a.m., Thursday, May 31, at The Rabbit Hole, 425 Cleveland St. Free coffee will be available, and officials will be on hand to answer the public's questions regarding the project.