City Projects

$27.9 million in General Obligations bonds were approved in June of 2018 for the 4th Street Railroad Underpass project. There are multiple phases to this project and there is no deadline for the project completion. The 90% engineering plans have been submitted to ODOT and BNSF Railroad for their review. The City is currently in the property acquisition phase which originally started in 2020 with appraising the properties impacted by the project.  75% of the properties needed for construction of the project have been obtained.

Turner Ave widening and reconstruction project began April 15th of 2022 with the improvements to the drainage system and the addition of a concrete box structure. Turner Ave road work will consist of a new concrete street section with bike lanes in each direction and sidewalks on each side of the street. This project also includes water and sewer improvements which have already been completed.  Anticipated completion of Turner Ave reconstruction is late November of 2022, weather permitting. This project must take place in order to provide adequate detour options once 4th Street closes for the underpass construction. 

Once construction of the underpass does begin, it’s anticipated the project will take around 2 years to complete. 

It’s important to remember that we are only issuing the bonds as they are needed. To date, $8.2 million of the total $27.9 million has been issued for engineering costs, property acquisition, and reconstruction of Turner Ave. The City has approved an agreement (Resolution No. 988(21)) with ODOT and BNSF where ODOT will provide up to $10M in funding for this project. This agreement makes it much less likely that we will issue the full amount of $27.9 million for this project. However, how much less we cannot say at this time.  All unissued bonds would therefore not show up on the property tax rolls.

On 06/22/22, street construction began on the west end of SW 3rd with construction of a storm water inlet.  After the July 4th holiday, the old roadway will be removed and a new roadway will be constructed. As the project progresses, residents will be asked to park away from the construction areas. The project is expected to be completed around the end of July/first of August.

Beginning Wednesday, 06/15/22, Janeway between SW 1st and Main will narrow, allowing local traffic to pass one-way only. Portions of Janeway will continue to be reconstructed throughout the next 30 days and local traffic will be similarly impacted.

Voted on in the 2021 GO Bond Election.

Project currently in design phase. Two projects; one from SE 19th to SE 4th and one from SE 4th to NE 9th where it will tie into the NE 12th street project.

In design phase currently with expected start in FY2023.

In the final months of a year-long construction project, the SE lift station is expected to be completed by mid to late summer of 2022.

Ward 1

Kelsi Dr. (SE 5th to SE 11th) Concrete $1,707,275
Timber Creek Way (SE 38th to SE 41st) Concrete $596,500
Total Ward 1 Costs   $2,303,775

Ward 2

Nottingham Way (NW 27th to NW 23rd) Concrete $1,320,838
Hillcrest Dr. (Cass Ave. to NW 27th ) Concrete $1,274,118
Total Ward 2 Costs   $2,594,956

Ward 3

W. Main St. (Norman to Markwell) Concrete $889,588
SW 27th St. (I-35 Serv Rd to end of Cul-de-Sac) Concrete $1,085,250
Classen Ave (SW 4th St. to N. of SW 3rd) Concrete $576,931
Total Ward 3 Costs   $2,551,769

Total Costs

Total Cost of Residential Improvements $7,450,500
Total Cost of Arterial Project Designs $1,189,500
Total Cost of Program $8,640,000

S. Broadway (19th to Willow Pine, 1.05 miles) will see widening from 2/3 lanes to 4/5 lanes with turn lanes. Eastern (19th to Broadway, 0.41 miles) will see widening from 2 lanes to 4 lanes with turn lanes.

In 2020, voters approved the extension of the existing ¼ cent sales tax for the purposes of capital improvements for the acquisition, construction, equipping, and/or remodeling existing Parks and Rec facilities and the Public Works facilities. Effective April 1, 2021, this tax will terminate March 31, 2025.

First phase completed on the westside with the eastside improvements set to begin later summer of 2022.

Project completed.

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