Capital Projects Updates
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Projects
The City just completed the 45th and 46th-year CDBG projects. A new stormwater drainage system was installed along portions of NW 24th Street and NW 8th Avenue, just east of Powerline Road. The final phase of the project (47th year) will be starting in the spring and include new stormwater drainage along portions of NW 26th Street.
NE 26th Street
The redesign of NE 26th Street between Five Points and the City limits to the east has begun. This project will involve public input prior to any plan finalization but will include the widening of existing sidewalks. A third surtax-funded construction project will also be starting this spring. Raised intersections will be constructed along NE 15th Avenue, south of NE 26th Street. Additionally, sidewalks will be installed along the south side of NE 24th Street, west of NE 15th Avenue.
Wilton Drive Landscape and Irrigation Project
The City contracted with Green Construction Technologies (GCT) to repair and improve the irrigation system on Wilton Drive, prior to the installation of landscaping. The upgrade of the irrigation system is in process, so you may see GCT at work along The Drive. They are also excavating the sidewalk medians and preparing the soil for the planting of about 60 trees. The project should be complete by the end of September, 2022.
NE 15th Avenue/NE 24th Street
Project implementation began in July 2022, with sidewalk improvements on NE 24th Street, followed by the implementation of the raised intersection on NE 15th Avenue. Please see below for the NE 15th Avenue/NE 24th Street Construction Schedule.
Water Infrastructure Improvements
NW 29th Street and NW 30th Court
New water main and service line replacements will be installed along NW 29th Street and sections of NW 30th Court. Both projects are in the engineering design phase with construction planned for the first quarter of 2023. These projects are included in the City’s Water, Wastewater & Stormwater Integrated Master Plan of infrastructure improvements to be implemented during the 10-year period 2021-2030, and will be partially funded through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).