The Southwest and East Portland Sidewalk Infill Project will construct over 2 miles of sidewalks in several segments throughout three corridors. The sidewalk infill will help improve the safety of students walking to school. The specific corridors and associated Safe Routes to School schools that will benefit from the sidewalk infill project are:
- SW Barbur Boulevard and connecting routes, including SW Luradel, SW 26th Way and SW 1st Ave – Markham and Capitol Hill schools
- NE 82nd Ave and SE 82nd Ave – Harvey Scott, Woodmere, Kelly and Whitman schools
- NE Glisan Street, between 122nd and 148th Ave – Menlo Park School
There are many other private, middle and high schools that will also benefit from these sidewalk infill projects.
Construction will begin in mid-June 2010.
The project will construct concrete sidewalks, rebuild driveways and corner curb ramps compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, stormwater management facilities and small retaining walls where necessary. The project will not complete all sidewalk segments on these streets. However, it will address many gaps where there is existing curb, existing public right-of-way, simple design, and where it is feasible.
This is a City of Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) project. The project is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).
Visit the project website to learn more, view maps of the final plans and get status updates. Link: http://www.portlandonline.com/transportation/index.cfm?c=51098