East 22nd Street Roadway & Streetscape Project to Begin Friday
CLEVELAND (Tuesday, June 16, 2015) – Beginning Friday, June 19 crews on behalf of the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), in partnership with the city of Cleveland and NOACA, will begin a project to revitalize East 22nd Street between Orange and Euclid Avenues.
Standing near the intersection of East 22nd and Community College looking north, revitalization includes bike lanes, pavers, trees, benches & more! Rendering courtesy of URS.
The $4.3 million project includes new pavement surface, median construction, curbs, sidewalks, drive aprons, drainage and traffic signals. It also includes streetscaping elements like signage, benches, brick pavers, bike racks, trash receptacles, trees and shrubs.
“This investment in infrastructure is coming at a perfect time,” said Bobbi Reichtell, Executive Director of the Campus District who represents the area. “Cleveland State University, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, CMHA and Cuyahoga Community College continue to make huge investments and East 22nd Street ties it all together. The new streetscape, bike lanes and pedestrian amenities will transform East 22nd Street into our ‘Main Street.’”
To perform these upgrades motorist should expect the following:
· East 22nd Street will be reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction between Orange and Carnegie Avenues. Beginning Friday, traffic will be reconfigured restricting traffic to the outside lanes while the inside lanes are being worked on.
· Between Carnegie and Euclid (which is already one-way northbound), only one lane will be maintained northbound.
· Signals will be modified during construction. The ONLY left turn which will be signalized is the movement from southbound E 22nd Street to Community College. All other turns will be permitted, but not signalized.
This project is made possible by a planning grant from NOACA and implementation funding from two federal sources through NOACA and matching funds from Cleveland. Construction is being managed by ODOT.
Roadway work is expected to be completed during the fall of this year and streetscaping work is expected to be complete in the spring of 2016.