CAPITAL INVESTMENTS | STREETS
N. 1st Place Roadway Improvements
North 1st Place in Hermiston.
|PROJECT ID:||ST 6.0|
|ESTIMATED COST:||$4,500,000 (funded with state transportation dollars)|
- Redevelops N. 1st Place from W. Hermiston Ave. north to W. Elm Ave.
- Strengthens secondary north/south arterial west of railroad tracks
- Rebuilds existing roadway and turn lanes
- Installs curbs, gutters and sidewalks to meet ADA standards
- Develops drainage and delineates parking while creating formal driveways
- Coordinates work with water and wastewater departments, as well as outside utilities
WHY IT’S NEEDED
North 1st Place is a critical secondary north/south arterial in Hermiston’s transportation system. The existing road is cracking, there are no sidewalks, and there is unrestricted access to the roadway from parking and undeveloped areas. Roadway improvements will prevent premature failure and ensure the road is functional for community and business use in the area.
City develops full project scope. For more project background, see the original 2015 1st Place Scoping Packet.
Oregon Legislature passes House Bill 2017, approving funding for road projects statewide in 2023 including the 1st Place reconstruction.
Umatilla County awarded a technical assistance grant from the National Park Service – Rivers, Trails, and Conservation (NPS RTCA) program to plan the Umatilla River Trail.
Umatilla River Trail Concept Draft Plan released, including a separated trail along N. 1st Place as a preferred alternative route.
LAST UPDATED: 08/27/21