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 #1- Held April 03, 2017 at Westside Village Magnet School
- Open House #2- Tentatively scheduled for February 2018
- 30% Design - COMPLETE
- Council approved Contract Amendment to Finalize Design – March 1, 2017
- Final design – April 2018
- Phase I: Simpson Roundabout to NW Albany; NW Galveston to NW Newport (excluding roundabouts) - Scheduled for 2018 Construction
- Phase II: SW Donovan to SW Simpson; NW Albany to NW Galveston (including roundabout) - Construction funding TBD
PROJECT STATUS UPDATE
- August/September 2017 Update: Construction of the Simpson RAB was postponed by the City and will be grouped with the construction scheduled for 2018. See the construction schedule for 2018 construction limits.
- Design for the entire corridor is proceeding as scheduled and still expected to be complete in January, 2018. The project team recently passed the 60% design threshold and will be beginning ROW acquisition efforts. Initial efforts have included identification of properties needing temporary easements during construction, notification to property owners encroaching in the ROW, and several public meetings to present the potential impacts to individual property owners.
- As the ROW acquisition efforts continue, a ROW agent will be in contact with an private property owners whose property may be impacted during construction. See the '60% Design Exhibits' for more details related to project extents.
- 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 Early 2018, prior to initiating construction.
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 are welcome.
In 2016 project team staff presented a GO Bond program update to City Council, requesting authority to proceed with the 14th Street Reconstruction Project, the eighth and final GO Bond project. Staff also proposed the extension of project limits due to lacking connectivity, sub-par infrastructure condition, transit planning efforts, recent development, updated City planning efforts, etc. City Council provided authority during the January 20, 2016 regular session and requested staff present 30% level design and estimates upon completion.
Project limits extended north and south to include the following roadway segments:
- NW 14th Street (NW Galveston Avenue to NW Newport Avenue)
- SW Century Drive (SW Colorado Avenue to SW Simpson Avenue)
Project team staff presented the 30% design and project estimates to City Council during a work session on December 7, 2016. The presentation and council discussion focused on existing conditions, proposed improvements, class 4 estimates, funding, and next steps. Next steps outlined a proposal to finalize design and outlined the estimated design fee range, schedule and funding sources. City Council voiced support for continuing to final design for the entire length of the corridor, SW Colorado Ave to NW Newport Ave. Project team staff informed City Council that they would return with a contract amendment, including scope and fee, to complete the design.
PROJECT GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
Project goals for the 14th Street improvements have been identified 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.
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. (60% Design Exhibit)
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. (60% Design Exhibit)
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. (60% Design Exhibit)