Construction has started on W 8th Ave from Monroe to Garfield. This week the contractor will be working on the sidewalk access ramps and storm water pipes between Van Buren and Monroe. Traveling public should anticipate construction equipment, but access to W 8th Ave will remain open. Please look for and follow signs and barricades to keep everyone safe. If you are able to use W Broadway or W 7th Ave this will allow the contractor to move more quickly and increase safety.
8th Ave Streetscape and Paving
Construction continues on 8th Ave from Mill St to Lincoln. This week the contractor will be planting the stormwater planter facilities and if weather allows will do some asphalt paving between High St and Willamette St. 8th Ave is open to the traveling public, however please be on the lookout for construction related signage and barricades. Lane shifts or temporary lane closures are likely to allow ample room for the contractor to work safely.
High St Bikeway
The bikeway is getting so close to completion! Work continues intermittently due to weather and material availability. The electricians and striping subcontractors continue to look for openings in weather and schedule to close out the project and open the bikeway. Cyclists should continue to use the signed detours on Mill St and Willamette St. Vehicular traffic, please look for roadway signs and barricades indicating work and travel through the corridor safely as some of the electrical work will occur overhead. It is likely that this week’s construction will be at a minimum.
Lincoln School Park along 12th Avenue – Construction to renovate Lincoln School Park is underway. Parking along south side of 12th Avenue fenced off for construction. All travel lanes of traffic open at all times. Pedestrian route from 13th Ave to 12th Ave mid-block rerouted to Jefferson St and Monroe St. Project is anticipated to be finished summer 2024.