Public Works

Registration Now Open for Neighborhood Resource & Recreation Center Programming

The City of Cleveland’s Neighborhood Resource & Recreation Centers are now offering expanded programming at all centers. Register online at www.clevelandohio.gov/NRRCactivities. Some class sizes may be limited and early registration is advised. All programs are free.

 

  • Community Police Commission Training RFQ Now Available

    The City is seeking to partner with a firm experienced in training programs for civilian oversight, similar to the Community Police Commission. This requires the development of a training program to educate commissioners of their numerous powers and duties outlined in Charter Section 115-5. Partners need to fully understand Cleveland’s police reform history and systems of accountability and be dedicated to the success of the new CPC in its early stages.

  • Traffic Advisory: Ward 14

    During the week of September 26, 2022, weather permitting, the City of Cleveland’s Residential Resurfacing Program will continue in Ward 14. Advance notice signs will be posted to advise the public of road improvements.

    The following streets will be complete by the end of October 2022:

    • Niessen Court (West 44th to West 46th)
    • Sackett Avenue (West 44th to West 46th)
    • West 36th Street (Archwood Avenue to Denison Avenue)
    • West 42nd Street (Archwood Avenue to Mapleside Avenue)
    • West 45th Street (Bush Avenue to Riverside Avenue)
    • West 49th Street (Eichcorn Avenue to Carlos Avenue)
  • Traffic Advisory: Governor Avenue Brick Restoration Project

    During the week of September 19, 2022, weather permitting, the City will begin brick restoration on Governor Avenue between West 117th Street and West 105th Street. A complete closure is not expected to occur. No on-street parking will be permitted for the duration of the project. Work is expected to complete by the end of October 2022.

  • Traffic Advisory: Firsby Avenue Brick Restoration Project

    During the week of September 19, 2022, weather permitting, the City will begin brick restoration on Firsby Avenue between Bellaire Road and the East End. A complete closure is not expected to occur. No on-street parking will be permitted for the duration of the project. Work is expected to complete by the end of October 2022.

  • Reserve the City Hall Rotunda

    Hosting a special event? The beautiful and spacious City Hall Rotunda can be booked for social gatherings in the heart of the city.

  • Traffic Advisory: Neighborhood Street Improvements in Ward 1

    During the week of September 6, 2022, the City of Cleveland’s Residential Resurfacing Program will continue in Ward 1. Streets impacted include Myrtle Avenue, Priebe Avenue, Delrey Avenue, and East 155th Street.

  • Traffic Advisory: Lorain Avenue Resurfacing Project

    Beginning the week of September 12, 2022, weather permitting, the City will begin asphalt resurfacing on Lorain Avenue from West 25th Street to the Hope Memorial Bridge (0.4 miles). A portion of the street will be closed and one lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction. A complete closure is not expected to occur. No on-street parking will be permitted for the duration of the project.

  • Traffic Advisory: Pipeline Infrastructure Improvements in Ward 10

    On Monday, September 12, 2022, Dominion Energy Ohio’s gas pipeline infrastructure replacement project will begin in parts of Ward 10. The project is scheduled for completion in November 2022. Streets impacted include Woodward Avenue from Hayden Avenue to East 152 Street.

  • Traffic Advisory: Pipeline Infrastructure Improvements in Ward 1

    On Monday, September 12, 2022, Dominion Energy Ohio’s gas pipeline infrastructure replacement project will begin in parts of Ward 1. The project is scheduled for completion in December 2022. Streets impacted include Restor Avenue, East 186 Street, and East 187th Street.

  • Traffic Advisory: Train Avenue Resurfacing Project

    During the week of August 15, 2022, weather permitting, the City will begin asphalt resurfacing on Train Avenue from Clark Avenue to Richner Avenue. A portion of the street will be closed and one lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction. A complete closure is not expected to occur. No on-street parking will be permitted for the duration of the project. The asphalt resurfacing project is expected to complete by the end of October 2022.

  • Traffic Advisory: Neighborhood Street Improvements in Ward 11

    During the week of August 15, 2022, the City of Cleveland’s Residential Resurfacing Program will continue in Ward 11. Streets impacted include West 106th Street, West 120th Street, West 129th Street, Worthington Avenue, Summerland Avenue, and Brookfield Avenue.

  • Traffic Advisory: Neighborhood Street Improvements in Ward 15

    During the week of August 15, 2022, the City of Cleveland’s Residential Resurfacing Program will continue in Ward 15. Streets impacted include, West 106th Street, West 65th Street, West 65th Street, Cudell Avenue, and West 50th Street.

  • Traffic Advisory: Pipeline Infrastructure Improvements in Wards 6 & 9

    On Wednesday, August 24, 2022, Dominion Energy Ohio’s gas pipeline infrastructure replacement project will begin in parts of Ward 6 and Ward 9. The project is scheduled for completion in January 2023. Streets impacted include East 105 Street, Columbia Avenue, Empire Avenue, East 102 Street, and Yale Avenue.
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  • Traffic Advisory: Buckeye Road Rehabilitation Project

    On Monday, August 15, 2022, the City will begin Phase 2 of the construction of the Buckeye Road Rehabilitation Project from Shaker Boulevard to South Moreland Boulevard (1.4 miles). The change will consist of shifting travel lanes to the south side of the road and moving the work zone to the north side.

  • Traffic Advisory: Neighborhood Street Improvements in Ward 3

    During the week of August 8, 2022, the City of Cleveland’s Residential Resurfacing Program will continue in Ward 3. Streets impacted include West 50th Street, West 10th Street, Fairfield Avenue, and West 48th Street.

  • Traffic Advisory: Pipeline Infrastructure Improvements in Ward 6

    On Monday August 10, 2022, Dominion Energy Ohio’s gas pipeline infrastructure replacement project will begin in parts of Ward 6. The project is scheduled for completion in December 2022. Streets impacted include Shaker Boulevard, Martin Luther King Jr Drive, East 103 Street, East 106 Street, and East 108 Street.

  • Traffic Advisory: Pipeline Infrastructure Improvements in Ward 13

    On Tuesday July 5, 2022, Dominion Energy Ohio’s gas pipeline infrastructure replacement project will begin in parts of Ward 13. The project is scheduled for completion in December 2022. Streets impacted include Silverdale Avenue from State Road to West 25th Street, Walbrook Avenue from 3408 Walbrook Avenue to West 25th Street, Ralph Avenue from State Road to Broadview Road, Fairdale Avenue from West 25th Street to Broadview Road, Schell Avenue from 2406 Schell Avenue to Broadview Road, Broadview Road from Ralph Avenue to Schell Avenue.

  • Traffic Advisory: East 185th Street Rehabilitation & Streetscape Project

    Beginning Monday May 16, 2022, weather permitting, the City will begin construction of Phase 1 of the East 185th Street Rehabilitation & Streetscape Project in the Cities of Cleveland and Euclid. Work includes the rehabilitation of approximately 1.63 miles of East 185th Street, from Nottingham Road to Lake Erie. One-way traffic will be maintained during construction in the northbound direction between Pawnee Avenue and Lake Erie. On street parking will be permitted on the side of the roadway being maintained during construction. Southbound traffic will be detoured from E. 185th Street to eastbound Lakeshore Boulevard to southbound E. 200th Street to westbound St. Clair Avenue. Two-way traffic will be maintained between Nottingham Road and Pawnee Avenue. The work will generally take place during the hours of 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Additional information is located on the project website at www.east185streetscape.com.

  • Pipeline Infrastructure Improvements Update - Wards 11 & 14

    On Monday, May 23, 2022, Dominion Energy Ohio’s gas pipeline infrastructure replacement project will begin in the area around West 94th Street and Maywood Avenue. Work on the project will take place Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and is scheduled for completion in December 2022.

  • Mayor's Annual Food Basket Giveaway Seeking Volunteers!

    The Mayor’s Food Basket is generously supported by individuals, local businesses and City of Cleveland employees. It is the largest annual food giveaway in Cuyahoga County and helps to feed thousands of Cleveland families each year. Volunteers are needed at three locations: Michael Zone Recreation Center on Lorain Avenue; the Cleveland Foodbank on South Waterloo Road; and the Zelma George Recreation Center on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. 

  • Parade Permit Applications

    Any person or entity planning to hold a parade on the streets of Cleveland must obtain a permit as required by Cleveland Codified Ordinance § 411.05 by completing an application and filing it with the Office of Special Events & Marketing.

  • Monthly Keycard Payments for City Parking Lots Can Now be Done Online

    Monthly Keycard payments can be paid online for parking at the Gateway East Garage, Lakefront Municipal Parking, and Willard Park Garage. There is a convenience fee associated. 

  • League Park's Baseball Heritage Museum Gift Shop Offers Cleveland Baseball Souvenirs

    Professional Cleveland sports teams had their start at historic League Park. It's now home to the Baseball Heritage Museum, which offers keepsakes including mugs, t-shirts, baseballs, and League Park History DVD's, all at reasonable prices.

  • About the Automated Waste Collection Program

    The automated waste-collection program is significantly efficient and user-friendly, and allows items to be collected curbside.Through this program, residents receive sturdy carts for trash collection which can be wheeled to the curb. The program also allows Clevelanders to dispose of yard waste including grass clippings and branches.

  • Mass Notification System Provides Critical Information to Clevelanders, Visitors

    The City of Cleveland has announced the launch of a mass notification system that will provide critical emergency and non-emergency alerts to residents and visitors. The City encourages all residents, visitors, and businesses to sign up for the system known as CodeRED.

  • City Recreation Volunteer Openings Available Year-Round

    The Division of Recreation is seeking volunteers. Recreation center volunteers enrich the community in several areas including the arts, sports, education, and mentoring. These generous individuals are from diverse backgrounds and include people of all ages from recent graduates seeking practical experience, to retirees with spare time to share. 

About the Department of Public Works

The recent consolidation of the former departments of Public Service and Parks, Recreation & Properties in order to form the Department of Public Works improves service, efficiency, and reduces redundancy through the sharing of equipment and personnel.

This is the City’s 3rd largest department with over 1,100 dedicated employees serving Cleveland.

Public Works is responsible for core services. Annually the department picks up approximately 156,000 tons of waste, uses 70,000 tons of salt for snow, paints over 7,000 crosswalks, and provides over 49,000 vacant property service visits. The department also maintains city parks and parking lots, and provides leisure opportunities to residents.

The department's goals are threefold:

  • Provide consistent, quality service; maintain clean neighborhoods and safe streets and sidewalks for pedestrians, motorists, and visitors.
  • Use a sustainable and proactive approach to provide services and recreational activities in order to maintain quality of life for Cleveland residents and visitors.
  • Operate and maintain clean, accessible, vibrant public space for exploration, relaxation, and exercise, while connecting culturally diverse venues of sports, entertainment, and educational experiences.
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