NE 102nd Ave is a major traffic street that had segments with missing sidewalks. The goal of this project was to fill in those empty segments on 102nd between Sandy and I-84 with new sidewalks as well as update any ramps that do not meet current ADA standards. Incomplete sidewalks negatively impact the mobility of people trying to walk, bike, or roll. This impact was especially felt on 102nd because it is a busy five-lane road that is difficult to cross.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation and local community members celebrated the completion of three new sidewalk projects in East Portland on June 22, 2018.
The projects, funded by the Fixing Our Streets program, closed critical gaps in sidewalks along SE Flavel Street, NE 102nd Avenue and SE 112th Avenue and add 16 new ADA-compliant curb ramps. By closing the gaps between existing sidewalks, the project created a full 2.25 miles of streets in East Portland with complete sidewalks on both sides on the street. The result is safer access for neighborhood residents to schools, public transit and work.
The sidewalks were engineered by Emerio Design and constructed by Raimore Construction, both of which are local minority contractors. The estimated cost for the projects was $1.3 million, but final project costs were 33 percent under budget – with the total coming in under $900,000.
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