One of my neighbors asked me the other day what the latest plans were. I didnt know either so it was time to do some surfing. Here is what I found out:
The plan is competing for CIP (Capital Improvement Projects) funding for 2006 so there are no specific build plans as of yet for the project.
The project will provide a consistent 4′ shoulder on the east side, a 10.5′ northbound vehicle travel lane, a 10′ southbound vehicle travel lane, a 10′ wide multi-purpose trail on the west side separated by a 1.5′ shy distance space and a 2′ or 5′ wide landscaped buffer where space is available. There will be a signal at SE 34th Street, pedestrian crossings at SE 26th Street, Northup Way, NE 24th Street and at 5 other locations along the parkway.
It also includes plans for storm drainage, water quality and fish passage improvements throughout the corridor. Options for undergrounding existing overhead utilities and various project implementation phasing scenarios will be evaluated during the initial design process.