Cleveland Street Streetscape Update
provided by the City of Clearwater
Gibbs & Register crews are continuing to make significant progress on the third block of the Cleveland Street Streetscape project. Asphalt is on the roadway, curbs are complete, and paver installation is underway. Pedestrians will note that a concrete slab has been installed in front of the Station Square Condominium project. The concrete is a base for a pedestrian tunnel that will allow foot traffic in front of the building as vertical construction on the residential tower continues. When the pedestrian tunnel is complete, the north sidewalk will open from Garden Avenue to the U.S. Post Office at the corner of East Avenue. In the meantime, pedestrians may use the sidewalk outside the construction fence on the south side of the street.
Motorists will note that the final layer of asphalt is down on the second block of the streetscape project. Additional detail work may still be underway in the first two blocks and anyone traveling through the area is urged to use caution where workers are present.
Motorists are also urged to be aware of new traffic rules that are now in effect throughout the completed portions of the project. They include no right turn at Fort Harrison Avenue and Cleveland Street for eastbound travelers, no u-turn at Cleveland Street and Osceola Avenue for westbound travelers and no trucks on Cleveland Street through the downtown area.
There are currently no road closures except the Garden Avenue to East Avenue block where streetscape 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.
The next Hard Hat meeting is 8 a.m., August 30 at Pickles Plus in the Harborview Center. City and construction officials will be on hand to answer the public's questions regarding the project.
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