CAPITAL INVESTMENTS | STREETS

Arterial/Collector Sidewalk Infill

The sidewalk on Orchard near the Hermiston Food Pod was installed in 2019.

DESCRIPTION

PROJECT ID: ST 21.0
ESTIMATED COST: $30,000 per year
ACTUAL COST: TBD
  • A multi-year program to improve pedestrian safety by investing in sidewalks in high impact areas
  • Focuses on missing sidewalk segments on arterial or collector streets that have or are likely to increase in foot traffic
  • Project does not target residential areas or cul-de-sacs
  • Project will invest up to $30,000 each year for five years

WHY IT’S NEEDED

Sidewalk installation and maintenance is the responsibility of the adjacent property owner and has been required since the mid-1970s.
Unfortunately, this policy, while fiscally prudent for the taxpayers, has resulted in some missing sidewalk sections along heavily traveled streets. In the interest of benefitting the public at large, this project invests public resources to very targeted sidewalk sections to improve overall mobility through the community without committing public resources to install sidewalks in low-need areas.

View the May 2021 Sidewalk Gaps map.

PROJECT STATUS:
In Progress
PROJECT MILESTONES
2018

Approximately 700 feet of new sidewalk installed along W. Highland Ave. near LDS church

Approximately 100 feet of new sidewalk installed along Orchard Ave. adjacent to Post Office

2019

Approximately 200 feet of new sidewalk installed along Orchard Ave. across from Post Office

2020

Approximately 200 feet of new sidewalk installed along N.E. 4th at E. Ridgeway near Sunset Elementary

Ongoing

2021

ODOT begins design and Right of Way acquisition in install 700 linear feet of new sidewalk for city-sponsored Safe Routes to School project on the west side of SW 11th between Orchard & Highland.  Construction anticipated in 2022.

LAST UPDATED: 08/27/21

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