City completes half of its paving list
by DAVID DAVIS Managing Editor
Sep 28, 2012 | 1097 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A Public works department street crew stands on the side of Michigan Avenue Road Wednesday afternoon to let traffic pass through the work zone. The city is widening the travel lanes and adding shoulders to the street between Stuart Road and Benton Pike. Banner Photo, DAVID DAVIS
A Public works department street crew stands on the side of Michigan Avenue Road Wednesday afternoon to let traffic pass through the work zone. The city is widening the travel lanes and adding shoulders to the street between Stuart Road and Benton Pike. Banner Photo, DAVID DAVIS
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More than half of annual paving in the city is done and a wider Michigan Avenue Road should be striped by the end of next week.

Cleveland Public Works is widening the travel lanes on Michigan Avenue Road between Stuart Road and Benton Pike from 10 feet to 11 feet. The city department is currently installing a series of pipes and catch basins for stormwater drainage and filling in the open ditches and adding shoulders a foot wide on each side.

In the rest of the city, all of the streets on the 2013 paving list in the 5th Council District are paved. The remaining are all in the 3rd Council District with the exception of three streets delayed by utility work. They are Eugenia Avenue N.W., District 1; Bowman Avenue, District 2; and Elm Drive N.W. in District 4. All of those streets should be resurfaced by the end of October.

Streets in the 3rd District include 
Ohio Avenue N.W., Georgetown to 17th; Everhart Drive N.W., Harrison Pike to 18th; Huntcliff Drive N.W., Everhart to Hillmont; Hillmont Place N.W., Everhart to Dead End; Knollwood Drive N.W., Everhart to 17th; Knollwood Circle N.W., Knollwood to Knollwood; Rockland Court N.W., Huntcliff to Dead End; 17th Street N.W., Ohio to Everhart; 18th Street N.W., Ohio to Everhart; 20th Street N.W., Ohio to Everhart. All of those streets will not be paved until spring.

The city awarded the $1.4 million paving contract to Talley Construction of Rossville, Ga., in late May. The company bid $80 per ton, a $4 increase above the FY2012 contract.

The annual priority list is based on inspections and evaluations in each of the five City Council districts. In each district, streets with structural deficiencies are given first priority.

So far, Talley Construction has put down 10,855 tons of asphalt at a cost of $860,454.