Cleveland Street Streetscape Update
provided by the City of Clearwater
Steve Amendola grades sidewalks for new pavers in front of the Cleveland Street Café on Thursday morning. Crews expect to have the third block of the Cleveland Street project done by the end of next month.
Gibbs & Register crews continue to work on paver installation in the third block of the Cleveland Street Streetscape. Workers have been placing the pavers in sections, working west to east on the south sidewalk. While most of the pavers are in place on the western corners of the block between Garden and East avenues, the sidewalk in front of the Cleveland Street Café is being graded as the work continues eastward.
The concrete work for the decorative planter in the median at mid-block is completed, and conduits for electrical lines and irrigation can be seen where soil has yet to be placed inside and around the planter.
The pedestrian tunnel in front of the Station Square condominium project is nearly complete and crews on the project expect to have the tunnel ready in the next week or so. The temporary sidewalk tie-ins to the tunnel way remain to be installed. In the meantime, pedestrians are urged to be cautious through the area, as designated walkways on the other side of the street may be blocked with workers or equipment, and travel through the construction zone may be hazardous.
With the exception of the block of the streetscape that is currently under construction, all roads and intersections in the area remain open.
Motorists are urged to observe the new traffic rules that are in effect in the completed portions of Cleveland Street from the bluff to Garden Avenue. 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.
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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