CAPITAL INVESTMENTS | STREETS
N. 1st Place Roadway Improvements
North 1st Place in Hermiston.
|$4,100,000 (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.
Initial roadway and pathway designs submitted for staff review.
City Council approves bid for paving portion of NW 3rd to serve as detour during construction, which is anticipated to begin in Spring 2023.
NW 3rd Place paved to be used as a detour during construction work on N. 1st Place in 2023.
Pedestrian path lighting and landscape design finalized.
The City Council approved a $3 million bid from Nelson Construction to complete the demolition and rebuild of the roadway, sidewalks, walking paths, driveways, and underground utilities on N. 1st Place.
Nelson Construction begins excavation.
Work continues with focus on water and sewer main replacement.
Paving begins as final phase of project.
N. 1st Place is re-opened to traffic between Hermiston Ave. and Elm Ave.
LAST UPDATED: 02/09/24