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Lakewood Streets Slated for Repaving

Lakewood City Council OK’s $1.5 million for summer repaving projects.

There are about a dozen streets that rank among the worst of the worst in Lakewood.

Bumpy. Potholes. Crumbling.

Those are the streets the city will repave first.

Each year, the city analyzes the streets and sets out to repave the ones in roughest shape during the summer.

City council OK'd an ordinance at Tuesday’s city council meeting capping the cost of repaving projects at $1.5 million.

There were several listed in the ordinance, but Joe Beno, the city’s public works director, said that they are subject to change.

And usually do by the time repaving season rolls around.

The streets that will be paved are: Marlowe Avenue; the Arthur Avenue extension; Lewis Drive, from Detroit to Franklin; Summit Avenue, between Clifton and Lake Avenue; Lakeland Avenue, south of Detroit Avenue; Olive Avenue, between Hilliard Road and Delaware Avenue; Cove Avenue, between Lake and Clifton; and Woodward Avenue, south of Interstate 90.

“And these are not definite,” said Beno.

“One of the streets we’d really like to get paved is McKinley (Avenue) from the highway to Hilliard (Road),” Beno added, noting that “it’s bad.”

Should the bids come in lower than expected, city officials would consider additional streets for repaving.

The plans will be finalized, said councilman Tom Bullock, “when winter decides to be done.”

“Joe and Bill Corrigan and their team have become experts at flexing,” Bullock added.

The original Bill February 21, 2013 at 05:16 AM
Lewis was just done a few years ago. I know because I drive on it frequently. There are many streets which are in far worse condition.
Chris Olsen February 21, 2013 at 11:48 AM
they need to do somethinig about mckinley between hilliard and 90....it is a dangerous street, needs to be ripped up down to the dirt and concreted or just redone with anything......the parking should not be allowed as well, too close for comfort and i know its a bad issue for those homeowners but , wow, what a horrible street to have to live on with all that traffic....
Ruth February 21, 2013 at 11:59 AM
Just want to say that our Elbur Avenue was repaved the end of summer and it is smooth and so much quieter. Winter driving on it was better also. So thanks for the good work.
carmalita February 21, 2013 at 12:41 PM
Madison Ave is the worst. It should be on the list first!!!
April Stoltz February 21, 2013 at 12:42 PM
The city needs to finish Edwards Ave. between Clifton and Lake. It is really bad and neighbors have been bugging the city for a number of years as the rest of Edwards got paved but they stopped at Clifton due to budget. Please finish what you started here and give the neighbors on this small section of street a renewed faith in city government. Thank you.
m.z.1 February 21, 2013 at 01:21 PM
MADISON So much for wanting to fill store fronts and increase tax revenues. Short sighted Lakewood, again.
Mark justmark February 21, 2013 at 02:08 PM
Madison is scheduled for resurfacing this year (http://www.noaca.org/CUYMadisonAve.html) and new signals to follow in 2014 (http://www.dot.state.oh.us/districts/D12/HighwayManagement/Documents/10yearplan10.18.2012.pdf). It's not in this article because the project is being administered with NOACA with partial funding by the State. The projects listed in this article are handled by City services.
Jackie Mayse February 21, 2013 at 02:20 PM
Well my street Blossom Park between Franklin and Madison was on the back up list last year, but nowhere to be found now! This street is bad and has been for years! Why are we not being repaved?! Is there someone I can email or call in city government to express my concern/annoyance?
Brandon Scullion February 21, 2013 at 03:14 PM
Jackie, I will look into this.
Brandon Scullion February 21, 2013 at 03:17 PM
http://lakewood-oh.patch.com/articles/mayor-i-haven-t-given-up-on-madison-avenue-overhaul-for-2013 Madison is not like a simple sideroad/residential street. It's massive and complex.
Brandon Scullion February 21, 2013 at 03:18 PM
http://lakewood-oh.patch.com/articles/two-more-streets-added-to-summer-repaving-plan
The original Bill February 21, 2013 at 04:25 PM
“One of the streets we’d really like to get paved is McKinley (Avenue) from the highway to Hilliard (Road),” Beno added, noting that “it’s bad.” Did you miss this in the article? Next time try reading the whole thing.
W. Brown February 21, 2013 at 04:55 PM
Whoever repaved McKinley from Hilliard to Madison did exceptional work. I hope we use them again.
Charles Shaughnessy February 21, 2013 at 05:18 PM
A strip of the street was dug up years ago, maybe for a sewer repair, and the filler wore out, to be replaced eventually with a quilt work of about nine gray shades of repair patch asphalt. That must be costing a lot in the long term. The Google Maps Car hit so many potholes that Street View looks like a kaleidoscope of bricks and grass. This section of Edwards between Clifton and Lake, known locally and unofficially as Bunny Lane is only about 100 yards in length. Let's fix Edwards Bunny Lane before the Independence Day Parade participants see it in this awful state again. Yes!
Christina Cocchiarale Ward February 21, 2013 at 06:15 PM
I agree with you, Chris. Bill, did you really have to say it like that? He probably read it and was just restating it that it needs fixing. Sheesh. I definitely agree that that street needs the repair the most.

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