Fleet Avenue Streetscape On the Way
The District One Public Works Integrating Committee (DOPWIC) approved a grant of $4.2 million for road and streetscape improvements for Fleet Avenue. The rest of the money for the $6 million project will be provided by the city of Cleveland and the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD).
The Fleet project includes street and sidewalk improvements to the section of Fleet between I77 and Broadway. Plans call for streetscape improvements, green infrastructure, and bicycle lanes to be installed between East 49th and East 65th Streets. Also included are plans for bump-outs at intersections to reduce the distance of pedestrian crosswalks and to preserve on-street parking.
Councilman Tony Brancatelli said the project is critical to attracting investment to Slavic Village and rebounding from the impacts of the housing market crash.
Funds for the project will be available in July. Engineering for the project is slated to begin in the fall and take a year to complete. The project should be ready for construction in late 2013 or early 2014.