Construction began in February 2019 on the first two TIGER projects: the Cleveland Lakefront Bikeway Connector and Canal Basin Park Connector. These trails are expected to open in July 2019. Due to construction on the Canal Basin Park Connector trail, Detroit Ave. between W. 24th St. and Center St. will be temporarily one-way traffic eastbound through June 30, 2019. Detour Signs will be posted directing drivers. Traffic can enter Detroit Ave. from W. 24th St. and exit onto Center St.
About the TIGER Project
In July 2016, Cleveland Metroparks was announced as a winner of $7.950 million for its Re-Connecting Cleveland: Pathways to Opportunity grant application in the highly competitive Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program through the US Department of Transportation. Submitted in partnership with The Trust for Public Land and LAND studio, TIGER funds are being used to construct five trail projects totaling over four miles, including a new bridge, to fill critical gaps in the active transportation network in the city of Cleveland.