In 2007 the Neighborhood Sidewalk Program was established to help address the sidewalk needs and priorities of the city's many neighborhoods. Candidate sidewalk projects have been frequently requested and/or long supported by the residents in the community; however, in most cases these projects are too small to compete with larger projects for funding and too large to be completed by other capital programs such as the former Neighborhood Enhancement Program and/or the Pedestrian and Bicycle Access Improvements Program. This project is one of two the Transportation Commission selected.
This project will construct curb, gutter, and five-foot sidewalk on the east side of 123rd Ave SE. The curb will be set 14 feet from the center of the roadway. Parking bays will be incorporated on the east side of the street based on resident feedback gathered in summer 2013 and where feasible.
In addition to the sidewalk, the City is working with area residents to add traffic safety measures to the project to address speeding through the corridor.
Adjacent property owners were surveyed in summer 2013 regarding their parking use and needs along 123rd Avenue SE. Staff are currently designing preliminary traffic safety concerns with additional public process to gather comments coming early 2014.