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.  

Facility Painting

Exterior painting of Richardson Historic Park and Nature Preserve, Island City Park Preserve, Hagen Park, and the entryway and hallways of City Hall has been completed.

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. The NE 24th Street sidewalk improvements have been completed, and intersection improvements at NE 24th Street and NE 15th Street are almost completed. Intersection improvements at NE 22nd Street will begin once those are completed. Please see below for the NE 15th Avenue/NE 24th Street Construction Schedule.

Click here to view the NE 15th Avenue/NE 24th Street Tentative Construction Schedule.

NE 26th Street

The redesign of NE 26th Street between Five Points and the City limits to the east has begun. This project involves public input prior to any plan finalization but will include the widening of existing sidewalks. Community outreach is ongoing.

The NW 29th Street project will span from the western right-of-way of N. Andrews Ave to the eastern right-of-way of Powerline Road and will include a complete re-paving, replacement of sidewalks, swale restoration, lane width reduction, and addition of east and west-bound bicycle lanes. 

Project implementation is expected to begin in mid to late May 2023, and will take approximately nine months to complete. Construction will take place Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m., and Saturdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Full road closures for through-traffic are expected throughout the project construction, but local traffic will still be permitted. Please stay tuned for a construction schedule.

The Interlocal Agreement for the following areas has completed. The project went out to bid on October 1, 2022.

  • North of NE 26 Street between Andrews Avenue and NE 16 Avenue
  • South of NE 26 Street from Andrews Avenue to Wilton Drive and north of NE 20 Street

Water Infrastructure Improvements

New water main and service line replacements will be installed along NW 29th Street and sections of NW 30th Court. 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).

The NW 30th Court project is in the engineering design phase with construction planned for the first quarter of 2023.  Sewer lining for the NW 29th Street project has been completed and mobilization work will begin on March 20, 2023, with an expected completion date in mid-May 2023. Improvements will include replacing the water main line and water meter service lines, and adding fire hydrants between the eastern right-of-way on Andrews Avenue to NW 9th Terrace. Most of the construction will be completed during the daytime, with an exception of Powerline Road, which will be completed at nighttime. Construction will take place Monday through Friday with an occasional Saturday. Traffic flow is not expected to be impacted.

Lift Station Improvements

Lift Station 10

The CIPP lining was completed and service lateral grouting has begun.

Lift Station 11

30% progress plans were received on August 25, 2022.

Final engineering plans to install branded wayfinding signs throughout the City have been completed.

Wilton Drive

The Wilton Drive landscaping project has been completed. The beautification project along the Drive features new trees, shrubs, ground cover, and trash bins helping to ensure Life's Just Better and Greener Here.

Click here for more info on the Wilton Drive Capital Campaign.