City of Cleveland Daily News Updates - #382

Monday, June 28, 2021

The City of Cleveland today made the following announcements:

Public Information Meeting Scheduled for Burke Lakefront Airport Layout Plan Update

The City of Cleveland Department of Port Control is undertaking an update to its Airport Layout Plan (ALP) for Burke Lakefront Airport (BKL) to account for changes that have taken place since the completion of the Airport’s 2017 Master Plan Update.

Please join us for a virtual informational meeting to learn more about the ongoing ALP Update Study on Wednesday, June 30 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams. During the meeting, there will be a presentation followed by an opportunity for you to ask questions and provide feedback. http://bkl-alpupdate.com/

Access and instructions to the meeting will be posted on the study website by June 28. For full meeting capabilities, you will only require a web browser with internet access. Additional software installation will not be necessary. A call-in number (audio-only) will be provided for those without web browser access.

Relevant ALP Update documents can be found on the website under the “Study Materials” tab. Share your input by leaving a comment, and stay up to date with the process on our website www.bkl-alpupdate.com.

City Announces Neighborhood Street Improvements for Wards 3, 15, and 12

During the week of July 5, 2021, the City of Cleveland’s Residential Resurfacing will begin in Ward 3. Advance notice signs will be posted to advise the public of road improvements. The following streets will be resurfaced and completed by the end of September 2021:

  • West 18th Street (Smith Court to Lorain Avenue)
  • Whitman Avenue (West 44th Street to Randall Road)
  • Washington Avenue (West 24th Street to Center Street)
  • Winslow Road (Washington Avenue to Center Street)
  • Jay Avenue (West 30th Street to West 25th Street)
  • Literary Avenue (West 5th Street to University Road)
  • Clinton Avenue (West 45th Street to West 48th Street)
  • West 50th Street (Detroit Avenue to Franklin Blvd)

During the week of July 5, 2021, the City of Cleveland’s Residential Resurfacing will begin in Ward 15. Advance notice signs will be posted to advise the public of road improvements. The following streets will be resurfaced and completed by the end of September 2021:

  • Macon Avenue (West 98th Street to West 100th Street)
  • West 75th Street (Franklin Blvd to Wakefield Avenue)
  • West 54th Street (Bridge Avenue to Lorain Avenue)
  • West 54th Street (Bridge Avenue to Franklin Blvd)
  • Wakefield Avenue (West 75th Street to West 77th Street)
  • West 50th Street (Detroit Avenue to Franklin Blvd)

During the week of July 12, 2021, the City of Cleveland’s Residential Resurfacing will begin in Ward 12. Advance notice signs will be posted to advise the public of road improvements. The following streets will be resurfaced and completed by the end of September 2021:

  • Ardoyne Avenue (West 15th Street to Valley Road)
  • Sebert Avenue (East 65th Street to East 69th Street)
  • East 53rd Street (Fleet Avenue to Mound Avenue)
  • Denley Avenue (Valley Road to West 16th Street)
  • West 15th Street (Denison Avenue to End)
  • West 32nd Street (Louisiana Avenue to Bradwell Avenue)
  • May Avenue (Independence Road to Kimmel Road)
  • Broadale Road (Tampa Avenue to South Hills Drive)
  • Broadale Road (South Hills Drive to Hilland Drive)
  • Broadale Road (Hilland Drive to West Schaaf Road)
  • East 71st Street (Union Avenue to End)
  • East 73rd Street (Rathbun Avenue to Hastings Avenue)

One lane of traffic will be maintained for local traffic for the duration of each project and no detours are expected. Access to all businesses, residences and side streets will be maintained during construction. On-street parking will not be allowed during construction.

2021 Road Resurfacing Project Description:

  • This work represents an investment of $12 million in the City’s Residential Roadways.
  • With the completion of the Pavement Management Study in 2017 and the continued evaluation of the City’s roadway network, the City has a grading system that allows streets in the greatest need of resurfacing to be selected for repair. The City is using the ‘worst first’ approaches for road resurfacing.
  • The City estimates it will resurface approximately 76 residential streets in 2021.
  • The City will also be using the ‘fix-it-first” approach to restore a high pavement condition rating to streets that are fair condition.
  • The City estimates it will employ this method on 11 residential streets.

For questions, contact the City’s Administrative Manager, Mrs. Cherita Anglen, at (216) 420-7605.

*Editor’s Note: Road construction invariably presents hazards to the public. All travelers are urged to use caution in construction zones. Public safety and the safety of workers is a top priority.

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport Passenger Travel Data

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE), like other airports worldwide, has had a dramatic drop in air service and travelers due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Concerns over health and safety, as well as quarantines, coupled with many businesses cancelling travel and leisure travelers staying home, have impacted flights.

We are currently averaging 12,350 passengers for the week of June 20 to June 26, compared with the 314 passengers we reported in April 2020. Click here to view regularly updated numbers on airport travel on the Hopkins website.

Other Important Reminders

City of Cleveland Division of Recreation Hiring Seasonal Life Guards

The City of Cleveland is hiring seasonal life guards. Applicants must possess current certifications for American Red Cross Lifeguarding Training and First Aid as well as CPR for the Professional Rescuer. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, June 30. Click here to view the job posting.

Willard Park Garage Returns to Normal Hours; Citations to Resume on July 6

Beginning on July 6, citations will resume for on-street meter and posted signage violations. In order to provide advance notice, City of Cleveland Parking Enforcement Officers will be distributing warning flyers to parkers beginning June 24 until the July 6 start date.  To view a copy of the warning flyer, click here.

The City of Cleveland’s Willard Park Garage has returned to normal operating hours—5 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. All vehicles not retrieved from the garage by 10:30 p.m. must be retrieved the following business day.

Parking Restrictions Announced During Home Baseball Games

As Progressive Field has announced that fan capacity will return to normal levels, the Cleveland Division of Police has instituted a parking ban in the area of Rocket Mortgage Field House and Progressive Field which will be in effect during home baseball games. Motorists are encouraged to check meters and signage prior to parking for games or events.

The parking ban extends from:

  • Prospect Avenue at Ontario Street to E. 9th Street
  • West Huron from Ontario Street to Prospect Avenue
  • E. 4th Street from Prospect Avenue to West Huron
  • High from E. 2nd to E. 4th Street
  • E. 2nd Street from High to Prospect
  • E. 9th Street Euclid Avenue to Bolivar Avenue
  • Bolivar Avenue from E. 9th Street to E 6th Street

To view a map of the no-parking zones, click here.

City of Cleveland Distributes COVID-19 Vaccines

The Cleveland Department of Public Health (CDPH) is currently distributing COVID-19 vaccines to students, parents and community members ages 12 and up. For more information, visit https://gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov or call CDPH at (216) 664-2222, Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

City of Cleveland Announces Participation in Nationwide “Month of Action”

Mayor Frank G. Jackson today announced that the City of Cleveland will be participating in the United States Conference of Mayor’s “Month of Action” Vaccine Challenge. The U.S. Conference of Mayors is launching its month-long challenge to get Americans vaccinated on June 4, with a goal of having 70% of Americans vaccinated by the 4th of July.

This effort is led by the United States Conference of Mayors in conjunction with President Joe Biden, the White House, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Though more than 290 million shots have been administered in cities nationwide since December 2020, only 49% percent of adults have received one shot or been fully vaccinated.

To view the full press release from the U.S. Conference of Mayors, click here. For more information on the “Mayors Challenge” including a list of participating mayors, see here. To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine, head to vaccines.gov or call the National COVID-19 Vaccination Assistance Hotline at 1-800-232-0233.

City of Cleveland Encourages Residents to Practice COVID-19 Safety Measures

Mayor Frank G. Jackson lifted the city’s Proclamation of Civil Emergency upon its expiration May 31. In light of this, Mayor Jackson and the City of Cleveland strongly recommend and encourage residents to continue adhering to health guidelines.

  • Get vaccinated. The Cleveland Department of Public Health (CDPH) offers vaccination clinics each week at various locations.   To schedule an appointment or get information on CDPH vaccination events or other local vaccine providers, call the City of Cleveland’s COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center at (216) 664-2222

If you have not been vaccinated, continue to follow CDC guidelines:

  • Continue to wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth in public settings and anywhere you will be around other people who do not reside in your household.
  • Stay 6 feet apart from others who do not reside in your household.
  • Avoid crowds.
  • Avoid indoor areas that are poorly ventilated.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

City of Cleveland Establishes Call Center to Answer General Vaccine Distribution Questions

The City of Cleveland has established a call center that is currently available to answer general questions pertaining to the City’s vaccine distribution efforts and assist eligible individuals in scheduling an appointment to receive the vaccine.   

  • Call Center Number: (216) 664-2222
  • Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Upcoming Cleveland Transformation Alliance Meetings

The Cleveland Transformation Alliance Committee (CTA) is currently hosting public meetings via Zoom or Microsoft Teams. For more information on these meetings, please visit http://www.myCLEschool.org. See details for upcoming meetings below:

Communication and Engagement Committee

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 3 p.m.

Greater Cleveland Partnership

KeyBank Conference Room

1240 Huron Road E

Cleveland, OH 44115

CodeRED

Sign up for CodeRED alerts to receive calls and emails with important info regarding the coronavirus. To sign up online, visit https://bit.ly/CLECodeRED. Get mobile alerts by downloading the CodeRED app via the Apple or Google Play stores. Seniors who need assistance signing up are welcome to call the Department of Aging at (216) 664-4383 for periodic phone call messaging.

Previous COVID-19 Updates from the City of Cleveland

Click here to view previous updates.

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About the City of Cleveland

The City of Cleveland is committed to improving the quality of life for its residents by strengthening neighborhoods, delivering superior services, embracing diversity and making Cleveland a desirable, safe city in which to live, work, play, and do business. For more information on the City of Cleveland, visit www.clevelandohio.gov, or follow @CityofCleveland on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

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