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N. 1st Place Roadway Improvements

North 1st Place in Hermiston.

DESCRIPTION

PROJECT ID: ST 6.0
ESTIMATED COST: $4,500,000 (funded with state transportation dollars)
ACTUAL COST: TBD
  • 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.

PROJECT STATUS:
PLANNED
PROJECT MILESTONES

October 2015

City develops full project scope. For more project background, see the original 2015 1st Place Scoping Packet.

June 2017

Oregon Legislature passes House Bill 2017, approving funding for road projects statewide in 2023 including the 1st Place reconstruction.

October 2018

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.

February 2021

Umatilla River Trail Concept Draft Plan released, including a separated trail along N. 1st Place as a preferred alternative route.

July 2021

Design begins in conjunction with design work for N. 1st Water Line Replacement and Lift Station #6 Reconstruction.

LAST UPDATED: 08/27/21

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