Traffic Advisory: City to Enhance Safety of Carnegie Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Intersection

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

CLEVELAND – On Tuesday, September 22, the Division of Streets will begin redesign work on the Carnegie Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive intersection in order to enhance public safety for motorists and pedestrians. Work on the intersection will commence today and is expected to be finalized by Wednesday morning. No detour is expected for this project.

Improvements to the intersection will include installation of a new crosswalk, street crossing signals, and a traffic island that will provide a shortened crossing and allow for pedestrians to use the new crosswalk on the north side of the intersection. In addition to the intersection enhancements, westbound traffic from Cedar Hill to Carnegie Avenue will be two through lanes and one turn lane onto Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

The Third District police and the Bureau of Traffic will provide a uniformed officer at the crosswalk during morning rush hour and afternoon school dismissal through Friday, October 2, as motorists and students become acclimated to the changed traffic pattern. The Bureau of Community Policing will staff the intersection with a morning and afternoon crossing guard beginning October 5 and continuing through the remainder of the school year and every year moving forward.