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.

 

  • Urban Forestry Commission Applications Now Being Accepted

    Applications for the City of Cleveland's Urban Forestry Commission are now open. The deadline to submit applications is Monday, August 29, 2022. The Urban Forestry Commission will serve in an advisory capacity to assist the Mayor, Cleveland City Council, Urban Forestry Section of the Division of Park Maintenance and Properties, and the City Planning Commission in ensuring the many benefits trees provide to citizens of the City. The Commission will consist of 15 members from City administration, Cleveland City Council, and members of the community.

  • Traffic Advisory: Dale Avenue Brick Restoration Project

    During the week of August 15, 2022, weather permitting, the City will begin brick restoration on Dale Avenue near the address of 10308 Dale Avenue. 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 September 2022.

  • Traffic Advisory: West 116th Street Brick Restoration Project

    During the week of August 15, 2022, weather permitting, the City will begin brick restoration of West 116th Street from Lorain Avenue to Triskett Road. 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 September 2022.

  • 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 17

    During the week of July 18, 2022, the City of Cleveland’s Residential Resurfacing Program will continue in Ward 17. Streets impacted include Valleyside Road, Sadalia Avenue, Alger Road, Melgrave Avenue, Colletta Lane, Fischer Road, Birchwood Avenue, and Ferncliffe Avenue.

  • Traffic Advisory: Neighborhood Street Improvements in Ward 13

    During the week of July 29, 2022, the City of Cleveland’s Residential Resurfacing Program will continue in Ward 13. Streets impacted include West 45th Street, Tate Avenue, West 36th Street, and Portman Avenue.

  • Traffic Advisory: Spring Road Traffic Island Project

    Beginning August 4, 2022, weather permitting, the City will begin concrete median island placement and pavement repairs at the intersection of Spring Road and Hinckley Industrial Parkway. The project includes concrete slab replacement, placement of concrete median island and compliant ADA ramps and pavement markings. The work will take place during the hours of 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The project is scheduled for completion by the end of September 2022.

  • Traffic Advisory: Neighborhood Street Improvements in Ward 8

    During the week of August 8, 2022, the City of Cleveland’s Residential Resurfacing Program will continue in Ward 8. Streets impacted include Utopia Avenue, East 160th Street, Dorchester Drive, Alhambra Road, and East 174th Street.

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

    Beginning Monday, August 15, 2022, weather permitting, ODOT will begin construction of Phase 2 work on East 185th Street between Nottingham Road and Villaview Avenue. Northbound and southbound traffic will be maintained through the work zone.

  • 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: Neighborhood Street Improvements in Ward 10

    During the week of July 18, 2022, the City of Cleveland’s Residential Resurfacing Program will continue in Ward 10. Streets impacted include Wayside Road, Haverhill Road, East 94th Street, Cochran Avenue, Greenvale Road, Glen Avenue, Ashburton Avenue, East 139th Street, and Larchmont Road.

  • Traffic Advisory: Neighborhood Street Improvements in Ward 4

    During the week of July 11, 2022, the City of Cleveland’s Residential Resurfacing Program will continue in Ward 4. Streets impacted include East 105th Street, East 135th Street, Parkedge Drive, Lardet Avenue, East 97th Street, East 94th Street, and Havel Avenue.

  • 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.

  • Division of Recreation Now Hiring

    The Division of Recreation is now hiring for multiple open positions, including counselors, student aides, recreation instructors, and more. Starting pay is $15.00 - call 216-664-2325 for more info, or apply online.

  • 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.

  • Kovacic Neighborhood Resource & Recreation Center Now Open

    The newly remodeled E.J. Kovacic Neighborhood Resource & Recreation Center (NRRC) is now open. Located at 6250 St. Clair, the Kovacic NRRC features state of the art facilities and brand new programming available to the public for FREE. Call 216.664.4140 for questions, or see the attached flyer for hours, programming info, and more.

  • Traffic Advisory: Spring Road Resurfacing Project

    Beginning the week of June 6, 2022, weather permitting, the City will begin asphalt resurfacing on Spring Road from Broadview Road to West 10th Street (0.6 miles). A portion of the street will be closed and one lane of traffic westbound will be maintained. A complete closure is not expected to occur. No on-street parking will be permitted for the duration of the project.

  • 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. 

  • Lifeguard Training Classes Available

    Become a professional American Red Cross Certified Lifeguard. Call 216-664-2570 for more info, or see the attached flyer.

  • Curbside Recycling Program Will Start the Week of June 13, 2022

    To participate in the program residents must opt-in to receive curbside recycling services. Enrollment opens May 2, 2022. To enroll complete the online form at clerecycles.com or call 216.664.3030.

  • 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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