Cleveland Street Streetscape Update
provided by the City of Clearwater
Progress on the third block of the Cleveland Street streetscape is continuing. Gibbs & Register crews are smoothing the roadway in preparation for the first layer of asphalt between Garden and East avenues. The concrete has been poured for the distinctive median planter, and preparation for construction of the sidewalk in front of the Station Square condominium project is underway. Pedestrians can expect to see pavers installed on the south sidewalks, followed by those on the north.
New regulations for the roadway through downtown are now in effect. Eastbound motorists on Cleveland Street should note that right turns on red are no longer permitted at the intersection of Fort Harrison Avenue. Westbound motorists will find no u-turn signs posted at the corner of Osceola Avenue. In addition, no trucks are allowed to travel on the streetscape portion of Cleveland Street. Motorists are urged to watch for the new signs. Parking meters for on-street parking along the completed portions of Cleveland Street will soon be installed, and information on meter pricing and duration will be publicized as soon as it is available.
Cleveland Street remains closed to all traffic between Garden and East avenues while crews work on streetscaping there, but all north and southbound intersections remain 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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