Major Milestones

Once the city completed the Envision8th planning process, the project was divided into the phases for reconstruction. This project is #5 on the chart below.

In October 2018 the city selected the GFA/Progressive AE project team to provide design and construction engineering services for item #5.

timeline(November, 2018)

This is a broad-brush schedule at present. We will add more detail as project needs dictate.

  • October, 2018 – Preliminary design begins
  • March, 2019 – Final design complete, project out to bid.
    • Project out to bid March 19, 2019. Bids due April 4.
    • TART & NORTE selected ALTA for an independent review of the non-motorized project elements as a part of the overall design. ALTA’s review was received and comments addressed.
  • April, 2019 – Contractor selection & award
    • Bids scheduled for review at Apr. 15 city commission mtg.
    • Bids came in under budget, and the city selected Team Elmer’s for the project at the Apr. 15 city commission mtg. (Updated Apr. 16, 2019.)
  • Mid-May – June, 2019 – Pre-construction preparation
    • Active construction may start in June, pending contractor and material availability (Updated March 20, 2019)
  • Mid-July – Mid-November, 2019 – Active construction
    • Active construction may start in June, pending contractor and material availability (Updated March 20, 2019)
    • We are planning on an early construction start, with an exact date to be determined now a contractor is selected. Please follow this website for updates. (Updated Apr. 16, 2019.)


We met with the Midtown Board Jan. 2 and shared the project sheet (see the December post under “Updates”). Other meetings have included focus group sessions (cycling, BATA/special needs). We also meet monthly with a city steering committee composed of key city departments and associated stakeholders.

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)

Feb. 18 – NBLD Meeting

Mar. 11 – City Commission Meeting (Work Session) Project Update (Video)

Mar. 18 – City Commission Meeting (Video)

Apr. 1 – NBLD Meeting

Apr. 15 – NBLD Meeting 8 am; City Commission Meeting 7 pm (City Agenda & Packet)

May 6 – City Commission Mtg 7 pm (Project Update)