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Volume 17, Issue 2
February 2019


Road News
Two new sidewalks for Cedar Mill area

These projects were both selected in November 2016 by the Urban Road Maintenance District Advisory Committee (URMDAC) and approved and funded by the Board of Commissioners in February 2017. Engineering and acquisition of right-of-way (ROW) delayed the projects until this spring.

URMDAC selects a list of projects proposed by residents and staff, and then solicits comments from the public. Once the list is narrowed down, LUT staff prepares reports on each of the short-list projects including cost, impact, and feasibility. In 2016 there were eight projects selected, including these two in our area. [Note: if you click on the map link in the county article, you may get a request to sign in to ARCGIS. Just click the x and close the box and the map will come up.]

Both projects will require lane restrictions 9 am-3:30 pm weekdays during construction, expected to occur February 4-April 20.

Thompson between 114th and Knollview Drive

attached sidewalk

This project is for design and construction of 1,100 feet of 5-foot wide sidewalk along the south side of Thompson road. The project will improve safety for pedestrians along the busy roadway. This approximately $640,000 project is funded through the Urban Road Maintenance District (URMD).


detached sidewalk improvements diagram

Three segments of five-foot-wide paved sidewalk will be built. 200 ft. of sidewalk west of South Rd. will be separated by a ditch. The rest of the walk heading to 114th will be curbed. The sidewalk between Sunset View and 10869 NW Malia Ln will be ditch separated. The sidewalk from 10885 Malia Ln. to Knollview will be curb tight. The project should provide safer pedestrian travel to Bonny Slope Park, Findley Elementary, and to access the Line 50 bus stops along Thompson.

The new sidewalk section on 143rd will be next to the
roadway but will be separated by a curb.
The new sidewalk section on 143rd will be next to the
roadway but will be separated by a curb.

143rd Avenue, from Melody Lane to house number 2000

The project includes construction of 320 feet of 5-foot-wide sidewalk along the east side and will cost approximately $175,000. Comments received during the selection process noted that the sidewalk will link pedestrians to Sunset High School, about one-half mile south on Cornell Road, to Terra Linda Elementary, and nearby Oak Hills.


143rd sidewalk







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