Cleveland Street Streetscape Update
provided by the City of Clearwater
Oak trees and grass have been installed in the medians of all blocks of the Cleveland Street Streetscape project that are complete, and Medjool Palms line the sidewalks. Downtown patrons are taking advantage of decorative and functional new amenities including benches, refuse receptacles and bicycle racks as the Cleveland Street District begins to take on its new character and renewed role in the downtown core.
On the final block of the project between East and Myrtle avenues, curbing for the new roadway is complete and work on the roadbed is continuing. Pavers have been installed on the roadway at the easternmost end of the project. Crews are also working on installing fire hydrants and other amenities. Cleveland Street remains closed as the work proceeds in that block, however all north-south intersections are open as are all remaining portions of the project. The entire project is expected to be complete in December, and city officials are planning a grand opening celebration to be announced soon.
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., Oct. 25 at Cleveland Street Cafe, 433 Cleveland St. City and construction officials will be on hand to answer the public's questions regarding the project.
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