Construction Contract Approved!

The city commission approved the contract for project construction last night, so everything is moving ahead. Here is a link to the Ticker story from this morning. We’re looking forward to working with Team Elmer’s to make this a great project. Thank you to all the 8th Street area property owners and business owners (as well as other project supporters and stakeholders) who have been with us on this journey, willing to work through all the layers of complicated issues, and helped us get this project so far so fast.

As we move into this new phase we’ll be reorganizing this site, archiving more of the project history and moving other construction-related items to the forefront.

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Project is out to bid!

The 8th Street Reconstruction project is out to bid, with bids due April 4. These bids will be reviewed and final project parameters will be discussed at the April 15th City Commission meeting.

As you have likely noticed from the last two city commission meetings, the city is discussing a change from a July project construction start to a May project construction start. We will not have a definite start date until a bidder has been selected and a schedule is confirmed with the winning bidder. However, if you use 8th Street regularly it would be wise to start getting to know the alternate routes now just in case we end up with an earlier start date.

8th Street business owners – Please scroll down the Businesses page, we’ve added a detour map you can customize for your own use as well as some other suggestions.

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January 7, 2019

Happy new year! Our team has continued on with outreach meetings. As directed by the city we contacted all neighborhoods immediately adjacent to the project and requested spots on their agenda for the earliest available meeting.

We met with the Midtown Board Jan. 2 and shared the project sheet (see the December post). Other meetings include:

Jan. 14 – Boardman Neighborhood (6 pm, 400 Boardman)

Jan. 17 – Traverse Heights Neighborhood (7 pm, Traverse Heights Elementary Cafeteria)

Jan. 21 – NBLD Meeting, 8 am

Jan. 28 – City Commission Meeting (Project Overview) (Video)

Jan. 29 – Old Towne Neighborhood (7 pm, St. Francis Church Family Center)

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