Thanks to voters, this project brings West 14th Street from Galveston Avenue to Simpson Avenue to urban standards with bike lanes and sidewalks. With a $3.5 million budget, it is the eighth and final project funded by the voter approved Transportation Improvement General Obligation (G.O.) Bond. The design will also extend north to Newport Avenue and south to Colorado Avenue. Funding sources for the construction of these additional sections have not yet been determined.
Design progress to date includes the division of the project corridor into three distinct zones of differing character. View the proposed typical sections for each zone:
- Open House - April 03, 2017 - 5:00p - 7:00p
Location: Westside Village Magnet School, 1101 NW 12th St, Bend
- Design Schedule
- 30% Design - COMPLETE
- Council approved Contract Amendment to Finalize Design – March 1, 2017
- Final design – April 2018
GO Bond Funded Construction Schedule
- Simpson Roundabout (RAB) – Fall 2017
- Simpson to Commerce – 2018 (tentatively scheduled)
Project Status Update:
On March 1st, 2017, a contract amendment was presented to Bend City Council that would allow the 14th Street design, from Colorado to Newport, to proceed to final. After the presentation, City Council members deliberated and ultimately voted in favor of the amendment. The design consultant has resumed design efforts with the goal of constructing the Simpson roundabout this fall (Sept/Oct). The remainder of the corridor is scheduled to be fully designed by early to mid-2018. The project website will be updated with additional construction phasing details by June 2017.
An open house is scheduled for April 03, 2017 at the Westside Village Magnet School, see above for details. If you'd like to learn more about the project please attend or feel free to email the project manager anytime. See below for contact information.
As the project progresses the project website will be updated monthly, property owners adjacent to the corridor will be contacted to coordinate improvements at the private property/ROW interface, and a second open house will be scheduled in August, 2017, prior to the Simpson roundabout construction beginning.
As construction approaches please continue to stay apprised of the project details and plan accordingly. We will do all that is possible to lessen the impact on the community. Suggestions welcome.
May 17, 2011 - City of Bend voters approved the $30 million to improve economic development opportunities, and transportation safety, access, and connectivity.
The goal identified in the January 9, 2012 of the GO Bond program charter was “Implement the Bond project program within budget and schedule while employing standards of project management principles, design and public involvement that improves the safety, capacity, access and connectivity for the transportation multi-modal system”.
The GO Bond identified improvements to 14th Street from Simpson to Galveston to bring the corridor up to urban standards with bike lanes and sidewalks. However, the budget for this project was conditional, based on sufficient funds remaining after all of the other GO Bond projects were completed.
In January 2016 City Council approved a contract with HDR to develop 30% design documents for the 14th Street Improvement Project. The capital improvement project will utilize the remaining GO Bond funding for the segment of roadway between the intersections of Simpson Avenue and Galveston Avenue, as previously recommended by the GO Bond Steering Committee. Staff also recommended that the preliminary engineering efforts be extended north to Newport Avenue and south to Colorado Avenue. City Council approved staffs proposal and requested that staff return upon completion of 30% construction drawings and preliminary estimates to discuss proposed improvements and funding.
Project Objectives and Goals
In addition to the program goal identified above, specific project goals for 14th Street have also been identified as described below:
Increase safety and mobility for all users and create and environment of walking, biking and transit use.
Improve accessibility by removing or providing clearance from obstructions in the sidewalk.
Improvements result in a more complete street with the CWP preferred land use scenario. The CWP land use scenario proposes a mixed use land use form that is projected to increase walking, biking, and transit trips thereby reducing vehicle miles traveled.
Garrett Sabourin, Project Manager
ZONE 1 - Colorado to Simpson
The proposed Zone 1 typical section extends from the intersection of SW Colorado Avenue to SW Simpson Avenue. The depiction of the typical section includes a three lane section with two way turn lane, 2 - 11 foot travel lanes, 2 - 8 foot buffered bike lanes, planter strips, and a 8 to 10 foot sidewalk on each side of the corridor. (Concept Plan Draft)
ZONE 2 - Simpson to Commerce
The proposed Zone 2 typical section extends from the intersection of SW Simpson Avenue to SW Commerce Avenue. The depiction of the typical section includes a three lane section with two way turn lane, 2 – 10.5 foot travel lanes, 2 - 8 foot buffered bike lanes, planter strips, and a 8 to 10 foot sidewalk on each side of the corridor. (Concept Plan Draft)
ZONE 3 - Commerce to Newport
The proposed Zone 3 typical section extends from the intersection of SW Commerce Avenue to SW Newport Avenue. The depiction of the typical section includes a two lane section with 2 – 10.5 foot travel lanes, 2 - 7 foot buffered bike lanes, planter strips, and a 6 foot sidewalk on each side of the corridor. (Concept Plan Draft)