Construction for Phase 1 of 14th Street is underway. Use the icons below for current detours, schedule, project updates or to sign up for weekly construction notifications.
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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
BUSINESS ACCESS PLAN
All businesses in the area continue to operate during normal business hours
Picture below: Temporary widening and pedestrian paths along the corridor. Blue tubular markers indicate business access points.
Week of April 16, 2018 - Simpson Roundabout closure is in place. Please note detour routes for traveling through and around the construction zone. It is projected to reopen in mid-May.
03/29/2018 6:05 PM
Week of April 9 2018 - Updates for the 14th Street project The Simpson Av./Century Dr. Roundabout is expected to be fully closed on April 9. It is projected to reopen in mid-May.
03/29/2018 6:05 PM
3/26/18 Cascade Natural Gas (CNG) will begin construction at 14th St between Newport & Galveston - Southbound traffic along 14th restricted (approx 10 weeks) 4/2/18 - Construction scheduled for the Albany to Simpson Roundabout corridor - Completed by July 1, 2018
03/23/2018 3:18 PM
- Phase I:
- April 2 - May 14, 2018: Century Drive, Simpson Roundabout to NW Albany, east side of roadway under construction. Simpson Roundabout closed April 9 - May 14.
- May 15 - June 11, 2018: Century Drive, North of Simpson Ave to Albany Ave, west side of roadway under construction.
- June 12 - June 22, 2018: Century Drive, Albany intersection closed for 12 calendar days.
- June - Sept Galveston to Newport: To be updated with more details at a later date
- Phase II: SW Donovan to SW Simpson; NW Albany to NW Galveston (including roundabout) - Construction funding and schedule TBD
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 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.
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.