Safe Routes to School Updates:
Safe Routes to School Information:
How do you get to school? Are you able to walk or bike, or do you live too far, are too busy, or have to cross unsafe streets? Across Oregon, Safe Routes to School Programs are trying to overcome these barriers and make it safer, easier, and more fun for families to be active on the way to school.e
The City of Eagle Point recently received funding from the Oregon Department of Transportation's Safe Routes to School Program. Click here to visit ODOT's webpage with more information on this program. The funding will help us create a Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Plan to identify how to improve streets near our schools which will support families in getting to school safely. The SRTS Plan will also outline opportunities for education and encouragement events to promote walking and biking to school.
Eagle Point was one of 14 communities/school districts throughout Oregon selected for the new project identification program.
The goals of the master plan process are:
- To engage school stakeholders around identifying and prioritizing projects and non-infrastructure activities that will address barriers to students walking and bicycling to schools.
- To identify and refine specific projects that are eligible for the ODOT SRTS Infrastructure and Non-Infrastructure Grants and prepare jurisdictions to apply for the funding.
Alta Planning + Design is the consultant organizing and managing the plan, funded entirely by ODOT. They are soliciting feedback and planning several site visits where the public and community leaders can participate and comment on the actual pick up/drop off at the public schools.
We need your help to make sure our SRTS Plan is a success. We want to hear about your experiences traveling to school and your ideas for reducing barriers for students walking and biking. There are multiple ways to participate:
- Share feedback using our interactive online tool
Tell us about your experiences getting to school using our online input map. Your feedback will help inform the areas around the school that should be prioritized for safety improvements.
Link to the online map: odotsrtsprojectid.com
Click here to view ODOT's Safe Routes to School Project Identification grant process.
- Participate in a walk audit and community meeting.
Join us in observing traffic behaviors and brainstorming improvements for walking and biking at a walk audit, followed by a community meeting to brainstorm improvements for walking and biking to school and discuss opportunities for SR2S education and encouragement.
Click here to view the Field Visit Schedule.
Monday, October 28, 2:45 PM (pick-up): Hillside Elementary School
Tuesday, October 29 7:30 AM (drop-off): Eagle Point Middle School
Tuesday, October 29, 2:30 PM (pick-up): Eagle Rock Elementary School
Wednesday, October 30, 7:15 AM (drop-off): Eagle Point High School
To participate in the walk audit meet the project team at the flag pole at each school at the time noted above.
Please contact Robert Miller if you have any questions.
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East Main Street/Stevens Road Improvements
East Main Street/Stevens Road Updates: Click here for the latest updates
At a Glance Schedule:
Currently Stevens Road is paved! Knife River Materials was able to complete the widening for Stage 2 paving on November 19, 2019. With the good weather holding, the final paving for the project was completed November 20, 2019. Construction will continue for sidewalks, paving of driveways, and installation of streetlights into December.
December 2019 Construction will continue with one-lane traffic control during the day to pave driveways, install light pole foundations, and prepare/pour sidewalks.
Completion April 2020 depending on weather
East Main Street/Stevens Road Updates:
East Main Street/Stevens Road Improvements
The construction project to improve East Main Street and Stevens Road has begun. The Oregon Department of Transportation grant funded project will construct bikes lanes, sidewalks, decorative lighting, and a new storm system from Robert Trent Jones Boulevard to Hillside Elementary School on the south side and from Bridgeport Drive to Hillside Elementary on the north side.
Utility relocation has been occurring since March of 2019 ahead of the main construction project. Knife River Materials began construction on the main project July 15, 2019. All right of way and environmental permits have been obtained for the improvements. The E. Main Street/ Stevens Road hill (Hillside Elementary to Idlewood Drive) was closed through October 30th to expedite construction.
City Staff have set up an email notification list. Questions about the project and/or to be placed on the notification list can be routed through Brigitte at City Hall, (541) 826-4212, .
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Linn Road - OR 62 to Buchanan Project
Linn Road Updates: Click here for latest updates
Linn Road Improvements
The Linn Road – OR 62 to Buchanan project is officially under construction! Central Pipeline Inc. is the contractor for the improvements from the intersection of Loto Street/Linn Road/Buchanan Avenue to Highway 62. The project includes the following improvements:
· Sidewalks from the Buchanan Avenue/Linn Road/Loto Street intersection to De Anjou Avenue
· Bike Lanes
· Replacement of the Buchanan ditch culvert, widened to match the reconstructed
· Road reconstruction
· Decorative Lighting (matching the downtown lights)
· New landscaped planters
· Utility undergrounding (the Pacific Power transmission lines on the north side will remain)
The project was designed by Century West Engineering Corp. A public open house was conducted in December of 2017, click here for presentation, with several follow up meetings to present the City Council and the community on project details. The bid opening was held August 21, 2018, and the construction contract awarded at the August 28,2018 City Council meeting.
The contractor completed paving the end of June 2019. The road will be open for traffic for the 2019 4th of July celebration and through the weekend.
Linn Road will be open the week of July 1, 2019, with no detours. Construction will continue on site Monday through Wednesday by Quality Fence, Overstreet Landscaping & Hydroseeding, Rogue Electric, Precision Concrete, and Central Pipeline. No work is scheduled over the July 4th weekend (July 4-7).
Pacific Power is scheduled to complete the power switchover to residents on the south side of Linn Road, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Charter Communications is also scheduled to install services underground during this time. Century Link will be onsite to remove power poles once the Pacific Power and Charter Communications lines have been removed from each pole. Traffic delays are possible during utility undergrounding work.
After the 4th of July weekend construction will continue at a reduced pace, and include completion of the following:
- Striping of the road.
- Landscape planters.
- Linn Road culvert headwalls and removal of the pipe bypass.
- Drainage tie ins to existing inlets on De Anjou, Bosc, and Comice.
- Homeowner improvements (fences, driveways, curbs, and gutter outside paving limits).
Throughout the month of July, the City will contact and meet on site with Linn Road residents to ensure improvements and clean up are completed.
Detailed Project Plans
Please see the project plans, click here
Robert Miller, PE Jess Oswald
Public Works Director/City Engineer JOswald@CenturyWest.com
541 826-4212 ext. 105
Darren Kinyon Greg Reince, PE
City of Eagle Point Public Works Lead Project Engineer
541-322-8962 ext. 301
541-826-4212 Ext. 137 email@example.com