CAPITAL INVESTMENTS | STREETS
The intersecion of N.W. Geer Road, W. Harper Ave. and N. 1st Place.
|PROJECT ID:||ST 4.0|
- Will redevelop the three-way intersection that also includes Union Pacific railway.
- Road work will include resurfacing for a smoother surface, restored drainage, and matching sidewalk elevations, with work coordinated with Union Pacific and other utilities.
- Stripes, crosswalks and manholes will also be adjusted.
WHY IT’S NEEDED
The intersection needs to be reconstructed to improve traffic and pedestrian access, and ensure connectivity to property east of N. 1st Place. The current configuration makes access difficult for large trucks, and traffic backs up on Harper Road during busy times of day.
Repair work will also eliminate extensive patching and depressed areas from traffic and development. Sidewalks will be added.
Acquired right of way for project.
Design engineering begins.
Contract executed with Union Pacific Railroad for rail crossing design and review.
Union Pacific review requires realignment to avoid rail siding.
Union Pacific confirms new alignment is allowable without closing three other crossings
“Hermiston sets sights on redesign of Harper Road-Geer Road intersection” – Northeast Oregon Now, 1/28/20 (link)
“Confusing intersection added to Hermiston transportation priority list” – East Oregonian, 6/11/14 (link)
Additional right of way acquisition begins
LAST UPDATED: 05/26/21