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The rendering below details the proposed improvements on W. Franklin Boulevard. Click on the image for a more detailed view of the project and to zoom in. Additional zoomed in maps are provided below the overall map or you can download the map below for the greatest detail.


Project Schedule
Design Complete:
August 2021
Construction Contract Award:
December 2021
Construction To Begin:
April 2022
Construction Complete:
October/November 2022

Estimated Construction Cost
$3,286,800

Project Funding Sources
$2,629,440 – Federal Funds
$657,360 – City Road and Bridge Bonds

Cleveland City Council Representatives
Jenny Spencer and Kerry McCormack

Project History
In 2017 and 2018, the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA), the City, and the Detroit Shoreway and Ohio City neighborhoods engaged in a comprehensive planning process to understand Franklin’s crash and speed dynamics and make recommendations to calm traffic, improve safety, and increase bicyclist and pedestrian comfort along the corridor. This planning process was the result of years of resident advocacy and agency partnerships, including technical planning assistance from NOACA staff. Through surveys, meetings, mailings, corridor signage, emails, social media, and news coverage, hundreds of residents and other corridor users were engaged to inform the recommendations in the Franklin Traffic Calming Transportation for Liveable Communities Initiative (TLCI) plan. Although some adjustments from the TLCI plan are necessary as the design advances from conceptual to engineering design standards, many of the plan recommendations are incorporated in the project designs presented on this website, including replacing traffic signals with neighborhood traffic circles, adding high visibility crosswalks and rectangular rapid flashing beacons, and using no parking zones to define the roadway and shorten pedestrian crossing distances.

For a complete overview of the Franklin Traffic Calming planning materials, engagement process, and feedback received, visit www.noaca.org/franklin. ​

This project will rehabilitate Franklin Blvd. from West 85th Street to West 25th Street. The project will include the following components:
  • Complete asphalt resurfacing, including full and partial depth pavement repairs where needed.
  • Realignment of West 85th Street intersection adding ADA-compliant curb ramps
  • Mini roundabouts at several locations as part of traffic calming measures.
  • Improved pedestrian crossings including installation of rectangular rapid flashing beacons (RRFBs) at select crosswalks.
  • Signing and pavement marking upgrades, including sharrows along corridor.
More zoomed in images have been provided below. Click on the images to zoom in further.

West 85th Street to West 65th Street

West 65th Street to West 45th Street

West 45th Street to West 25th Street