Cleveland Street Streetscape Update
provided by the City of Clearwater
The third block of the Cleveland Street streetscape project is beginning to take shape. Gibbs & Register crews are concentrating on preparing the new road bed between Garden and East avenues. Concrete curbs have been poured, and work is progressing on the concrete bases for the median planters. Workers will soon begin work on the sidewalk pavers, concentrating on the south side first, and the first layer of asphalt is expected to be installed on the new roadway soon. Crews are installing new traffic signal mast arms at the intersection of Myrtle Avenue and Cleveland Street, and the south traffic lane is closed while signal infrastructure work is being done.
Motorists are urged to exercise extreme caution when navigating the construction zone as travel lanes may shift. Speed limits have been posted at 25 m.p.h. in streetscape areas that are now complete and no u-turns are permitted at intersections along Cleveland Street.
The block between Garden and East avenues is closed while streetscape work is underway there, and the sidewalk also remains closed on the north side of Cleveland Street in that block. Pedestrians may use the south sidewalks. All other sidewalks and intersections are open at this time.
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.
The next Hard Hat meeting is 8 a.m., Thursday, July 26, at Jack's Deli, 33 N. Garden Ave. Access to the restaurant is through the Tower Building on the east side of Garden Avenue. Free coffee will be available, and officials will be on hand to answer the public's questions regarding the project.
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