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Goodbye potholes: Lake Avenue resurfacing project nearly finished

Lake Avenue resurfacing project nearly finished
Posted at 8:04 AM, Nov 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-13 08:04:45-05

CLEVELAND — The $3.6 million resurfacing project along Lake Avenue that residents were asked to provide feedback for this time last year, is nearly completed.

The Lake Avenue Rehabilitation Project was broken up into two pieces, the first reaching from West 117th Street east to Clifton Boulevard and the second starting at Clifton Boulevard and reaching to Detroit Avenue.

A resurfacing project on Lake Avenue in Cleveland took care of large potholes.

New pictures taken this week show some of the median/pedestrian islands that have already been installed along with red pedestrians crosswalks where there were previously none.

The goal is for the median to help slow cars down and make it more safe for pedestrians to cross the street.

The first section of the project gives cyclists a smoother ride from Edgewater Park west to the Lakewood border, where they can pick up bike lanes that run most of Lake Avenue in that city. Efforts to create an extended sidewalk along Lake Avenue were scuttled after pushback.

A picture from a similar location one year ago shows how Lake Avenue near Detroit Avenue used to have no crosswalks and barely street paint.

Before the road opened back up, local residents made the case that the new design would benefit from having a dedicated cycle track because that’s how cyclists were using the closed section of road.

This comes after West 65th Street a few blocks east was also resurfaced, serving as a key connector north and south to a few different cycling infrastructure projects.

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