BROKEN ROADS, BROKEN SYSTEM
On Your Side Investigators uncovered it’s been nine years since the City of Cleveland had a consulting company survey and grade each of its streets for quality. While a new survey was completed in 2015, it has not yet been released. We learned the city has been using an outdated master list to help determine which roads to fix, helping explain why our roads are not in the best condition. And based on our anecdotal analysis, we went to numerous streets and found a lack of consistency with the way the city decides which streets to fix -- and why your street may not be a high priority. We’ve plotted 16,000-plus Cleveland streets along with the grades given to those streets on a map. We've also mapped every street that has been repaved. Now, tell us: Is the city accurate? What grade would you give your street?

Find your street
Our original broken roads, broken system investigation
MAP: ROADS PAVED FROM 2009-2015
HOW TO USE THE MAP OF PAVED ROADS above

*Click on the yellow points in the map above to view segments of roads in Cleveland that were paved between 2009 and 2015. More than 1,000 roads were paved, but more than 16,000 roads were originally graded.
**Some streets on the map of paved roads above do not include grades since they were not surveyed by the city in the original study completed in 2009. 

Grade Your Street
Award-winning investigation
Investigative reporter Jonathan Walsh and investigative producer Samah Assad won an RTDNA Regional Murrow Award in the category of Excellence in Innovation for this continuing investigation. 

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