2020 was a challenging year in which COVID-19 had large impacts to what the city crews could deliver.
8 ramps with CDBG funding. 6 ramps completed with 2 more to be done in 2021.
7 ramps with TIB Urban Sidewalk program funds. 2 ramps completed with 5 more to be done in 2021
12 curb ramps were completed as part of the 6th Street Pavement Preservation – Phase I project.
6 curb ramps will be constructed in 2021 as part of the 6th Street Pavement Preservation – Phase II project
Additional ramps to be identified by the ADA Committee, initial focus will be missing ramps in CDBG Impact Area. City Crews will construct as time allows
Thus far, the city crews have completed 8 curb ramps (which includes the previously mentioned locations) and continue to work towards completing more in 2021
Sidewalk Infill and Reconstruction – minimum of 1,350-lf in 2021
Streets Crews completed 1,550 lf of new sidewalk as part of the 2020 CDBG grant funding. Crews will continue to reconstruct broken sidewalks and infill sidewalk in gap areas in 2021. Initial focus will be the CDBG Impact Area – 450-lf will be constructed on Park Dr. Crews will also construct approximately 900 lf of missing sidewalk on Perry Ave. Additional reconstruction will focus on high pedestrian usage areas, based on existing complaints and contingent on grant funding.
Sidewlk Abatement/Infrastructure Connections
The City completed one half of a sidewalk gap improvement grant installing 2 curb ramps and approximately 150 lineal feet of sidewalk on Arsenal Way between Marion St and New Hope Circle. The second half of this grant will be done in 2021. The work to be completed is approximately 900 lineal feet of sidewalk and 5 curb ramps on Perry Ave between Holman Rd and Magnuson Way.
Last year (2019/2020) the City completed a very successful project to eliminate sidewalk trip hazards using a process called “Slab Jacking”. With this procedure sidewalk panels with vertical misalignment are corrected by injecting a high strength foam and raising adjacent panels. The City intends to continue this work with another project in 2020/2021. In 2019/2020 over 740 misaligned joints were repaired for $146,418 ($198/joint). This is significantly less expensive than conventional panel replacement ($800+/- per panel for City construction). Number of locations for 2021 is approximately 840. The City has previously advertised and selected a contractor for this project. Work is on-going and is expected to be completed in 2nd quarter of 2021.