Euclid Waterfront Construction Update, Spring 2020

Photo credit to Karen Wonderly, who captured a stunning Lake Erie sunset while enjoying the ‘substantially complete’ first phase of the waterfront trail.  The next phase of construction is anticipated to be underway later this year.

Despite Lake Erie’s high water levels and the uncertainty around the Covid-19 pandemic, Euclid’s Waterfront improvements are progressing on time and on budget to provide to our residents (and beyond) unprecedented public access to our region’s greatest natural asset.

As of this writing, Phase II-West, a $6.8M project, is on track for completion in June 2020. Around this same time, we look forward to opening competitive bids from coastal contractors bidding on the next phase, Phase II-East, which will continue the shoreline stabilization, habitat restoration and public access to a future lakefront park at E.248th St. and Lakeshore Blvd. We anticipate this next phase of construction to begin in late summer or early fall 2020 and continue throughout 2021.

Completing the three-quarter mile bike/ped public infrastructure project has numerous community benefits, including protecting critical infrastructure, promoting economic growth and improving health through active transportation. Based on the large numbers of people already enjoying the trail section that is substantially complete, we know for certain that connection with nature is vital for the community.

Learn more about the project, watch drone videos and take a virtual tour at Click on the tab under ‘Planning and Development’. Bring your mask, practice safe social distancing and take a stroll to Sims Park where the view of the construction – and the sunsets – from the Fishing Pier is unbeatable.

Allison Lukacsy-Love

Allison Lukacsy-Love is the Community Projects Manager at the City of Euclid. You can reach her at (216) 289-8160 or by email at

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