Road Construction Update
The Shops at Moore Driveway Reconstruction Project. UPDATE as of 9-17: The newly constructed entrance at S. Broadway and SW 19th will be open beginning Wednesday September 22nd. On this date we will close phase two of the project. During this phase access to certain shops will be blocked from all SW 19th street entrances.
**Access to PetSmart and all other businesses south of PetSmart MUST come in off of the I-35 Service road.
**Access to Shopping north of PetSmart may use the new Entrance at S Broadway Ave and SW 19th St.
**Access to USE Federal Credit Union, Waffle House, and Taco Bueno MUST come in from the entrance west of the new entrance.
Construction will occur in two phases and will last through early November weather permitting. The City has obtained easements from the multiple owners (6+) of this drive, over the course of several years, to now be able to do the work.
- Veteran's Memorial Park Channel Erosion Improvement Project began Monday, June 21st. The project will take measures to address the erosion in the South end of the park. This will help maintain the integrity of the sidewalks providing a safe trail system for our residents as well as protect existing trees and landscaping within the park. The South portion of the park including the walking trail starting at the 7th Street bridge will be closed due to the construction of this project. This project will take approximately 5 months, weather permitting. UPDATE as of 9-14: Essentially, the three designated areas of the drainage channel designed for improvement have been completed. Cleanup, Sod and the Wooden Rail Fencing remain to be installed. At the very south end of the project an existing waterline needs to be lowered under the channel and Rip Rap placed over the disturbed waterline work. We are going to evaluate other areas of the channel to determine if we need to expand the scope of the project.
- Golden Acres Road Repair Project began in April. UPDATE as of 9-14: Currently, all sections of Roadway are complete throughout the entire project. This week the contractor is working on installation of Drainage Ditches and Driveways on NW 34th Street between Webster and Shields Blvd. Beginning September 20th the contractor should begin installation of Drainage Ditches and Driveways on NW 34th Street between Webster and Santa Fe Ave. The entire project should be completed including sodding by the end of September, weather permitting. View map here.
4th Street Underpass Project
$27.9 million in General Obligations bonds were approved in June of 2018 for the 4th Street Underpass project. There are multiple phases to this project and there is no deadline for the project completion. The engineering and property acquisitions have begun and are ongoing. The City is currently in the property acquisition phase which originally started over a year ago with appraising the properties impacted by the project. It’s likely this process could take another year and construction would then begin around summer of 2022. Once construction 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, $5.7 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.