07/23/2018 5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Downtown Parking Advisory Committee
07/26/2018 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Citywide Transportation Advisory Committee Workshop Meeting
07/27/2018 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
14th Street construction is underway to increase safety and mobility for all users and create an environment for walking, biking and transit use.
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The 14th Street Reconstruction Project is the eighth and final project funded by the voter approved transportation improvement general obligation bond. The bond initially identified the project limits between Simpson and Galveston, however City Council approved the extension for design to Newport Ave (north), and Donovan Ave (south). Funding has been allocated for Simpson to Albany (Zone 2), and Newport to Galveston (Zone 4), to be constructed as Phase 1 between April and September 2018.
The project has divided the corridor into differing location and character. View the proposed typical sections for each zone:
to Simpson Ave
to Albany Ave
to Galveston Ave
to Newport Ave
Photo Below: Early morning view of the completed segment between NW Albany Av and SW Simpson Av. Please note, the street tree installation will begin later this fall during better plant establishment conditions
Photo Below: Three months ago
Photo Below: Curbs along the west side of 14th Street between Galveston Av and Newport Av have been completed. Sidewalk work will follow.
Photo Below: City staff and the contractor recently met on site to revise the design drawings, saving this old Ponderosa Pine at the SW corner of Kingston Av and 14th Street, while still providing a new and compliant ADA ramp.
14th Street reconstruction work is well underway the segment between Galveston Av and Newport Av. The complete closure of this segment requires renewed driver awareness of the designated detours. Residential areas are our safety focus as traffic patterns continue to change. The contractor’s intent
07/11/2018 4:12 PM
July 2, 2018, SCHEDULE CHANGE: 14th Street reconstruction work has shifted to the segment between Galveston Av and Newport Av. The complete closure of this segment is now scheduled to begin Monday July 2.
07/02/2018 2:40 PM
June 22, 2018 Final lift paving along the entire 14th Street corridor between Simpson Av and Albany Av is still on schedule for night time work beginning Sunday night June 24th. Striping will follow the next few nights. Late night delays should be expected.
06/26/2018 3:26 PM
Work on Albany/14th Street has begun. The Albany/14th Street intersection work is scheduled to be completed next Friday, June 22. Final lift paving is scheduled for night time work beginning June 25th.
Please attend the Open House on June 5 for more information. Meeting Date: Tuesday, June 5th, 5:00 – 6:30 pm Rosie Bareis Community Campus, 1010 NW 14th Street
May 25, 2018 Access to Knoll Avenue businesses between 14th and 15th Street is currently from 15th Street; this is while crews work on waterline replacements and improvements on Knoll Avenue and the intersection.
05/25/2018 5:53 PM
May 17, 2018 Access to Knoll Avenue Businesses between 14th Street and 15th Street is currently from 15th Street, while crews work on waterline replacements and improvements on Knoll Avenue and the intersection
May 14, 2018 The Simpson Avenue/14th Street roundabout is scheduled to be re-open next Monday, May 14, 7 a.m. The roundabout will be open to all traffic except the entering leg from southbound 14th Street.
May 4, 2018 The roundabout at Simpsons Avenue and 14th Street is still on schedule to reopen the week of May 14th. Concrete work is in process and will be followed with new asphalt, tying the two surfaces together.
05/04/2018 12:30 PM
April 26, 2018 - The great Spring weather is enabling the construction crews to complete various tasks ahead of schedule. Look for the potential reopening of the Simpson Roundabout as early as the week of May 14. Great job K&E and Roger Langliers Construction.
04/26/2018 6:05 PM
Week of April 23, 2018 - Access to businesses along 14th St and Simpson Ave will remain open during construction. Driveways under construction are indicated by blue markers and signs. Drive cautiously and respectfully when navigating the construction zone.
CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE - PHASE 1 (SUMMER 2018)
CENTURY DRIVE - SIMPSON TO ALBANY
|June 12 - June 22||
14th Street closed at the Albany intersection.
|June 25 – June 30||
Flagging and minor delays for miscellaneous items of work and at night for final paving and striping.
14TH STREET - GALVESTON TO NEWPORT
June 9 to July 1
14th Street from Galveston to Newport, west side (southbound lane) of roadway closed for construction.
July 2 – September 6
14th Street form Galveston to Newport, Full closure of roadway for construction.
August 22– August 31
Closure of the Southeast quadrant of the Newport Avenue Roundabout at 14th Street.
September 7 – September 30
14th Street form Galveston to Newport, road reopens, various components of work remain under construction with intermittent flagging and minor delays.
In 2016 project team staff presented a GO Bond program update to City Council, requesting authority to proceed with the 14th Street Reconstruction Project, this is 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 meeting 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 the December 7, 2016 meeting. The presentation and council discussion focused on existing conditions, proposed improvements, class 4 estimates( feasibility/study phase), 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 an environment for 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.
ZONE 1 - Colorado to Simpson (in Phase II of the construction schedule)
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 - 7 foot buffered bike lanes, planter strips, and a 8 to 10 foot sidewalk on each side of the corridor. (100% Design Exhibit)
ZONE 2 - Simpson to Albany (in Phase I of the construction schedule)
The proposed Zone 2 typical section extends from the intersection of SW Simpson Avenue to NW Albany Ave. The depiction of the typical section includes a three lane section with two way turn lane, 2 – 10.5 foot travel lanes, 2 - 7 foot buffered bike lanes, planter strips, and a 8 to 10 foot sidewalk on each side of the corridor.
ZONE 3 - Albany to Galveston (in Phase II of the construction schedule)
The proposed Zone 3 typical section extends from the intersection of NW Albany Avenue to NW Galveston 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.
ZONE 4 - Galveston to Newport (in Phase I of the construction schedule)
The proposed Zone 4 typical section extends from the intersection of NW Galveston Avenue to NW 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.