17th, 20th Street Pedestrian Improvements Public Meeting To Be Held Feb. 20

Thursday, February 8, 2018

The City of Cleveland will have a public meeting for the 17th Street and 20th Street Pedestrian Improvements Project on Tuesday, Feb. 20 beginning at 6 p.m. in the Mayfield Elementary School auditorium. This project involves the construction of sidewalks and other improvements on: 
 
1. 17th Street between Keith Street and Harle Avenue (North side of roadway);

2. 17th Street between Harle Avenue and N. Ocoee Street (South side of roadway);

3. 20th Street between Harle Avenue and Parker Street (North side of roadway); and

4. 20th Street between Baugh Street and Neely Circle (South side of roadway).
 
City officials will be discussing the project and the right-of-way easement and/or acquisition process as it affects the properties mentioned above. Property owners within the project area along 17th and 20th Streets are encouraged to attend this meeting. 
 
For additional information regarding this project, contact David Sheely at 423-400-0186 or email dsheely@clevelandtn.gov.


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