Superblock project back on track following several schedule setbacks
After a few delays due to undergrounding utility lines, the project is back on track.
Despite these setbacks, all significant issues impacting the project’s construction schedule have been resolved and are expected to gain more traction. Thankfully, the Contractor is back onsite fulltime once again and it is expected that all work on SE King Rd. will be completed the week of July 5th, with work on SE Ridgecrest Rd. being completed in a similar time frame.
Once finished, the Superblock project will create contiguous sidewalks and crosswalk safety improvements linking sections of Ridgecrest and 132nd and King Road and 147th. The project aims to increase the safety of both pedestrians and motorists and will provide more opportunities for everyone to enjoy a stroll around the area. The City is committed to keeping the community updated with more information as it becomes available, so be sure to check back here or follow the City on Facebook to stay in the loop!
If you have any questions or concerns about this project, please feel free to contact the City Project Manager, Edward Hodges, PE at (503) 684-3478, and also Chris Randall, City of Happy Valley Public Works Director, at (503) 783-3842.
City Council officially kicked off the Superblock project’s phase II efforts. The project continues work that will widen traffic lanes and create new curbs and sidewalks. When completed, the Superblock will allow for safer transportation for both motorists and those traversing the area by foot or other mobility devices.
The map shows the scope of the superblock project
The superblock project will create a walkable area within Happy Valley. The project aims to increase safety for both pedestrians and motorists and provide more recreational opportunities for those wanting to explore the community. Construction of the entire plan will occur over the course of several years.
The endeavor will offer contiguous sidewalks that link sections of Ridgecrest and 132nd and King Road and 147th. Purpose of this project is to increase safety of both pedestrians and motorists and provide more opportunities for everyone to enjoy a stroll around the area.
The superblock will allow for better traffic flow and connectivity between the sections of land that currently have gaps, allowing for increased usability of the space. This is of paramount importance to the City’s youth, elderly and those with disabilities. Being able to safely traverse the area not only promotes healthy recreational activity by way of exercise, but it also helps boost cross-visibility between those on foot and those using the road. Residents of the City have voiced wanting a project like this to come to fruition for some time. City Council has made this a priority and has assured its inclusion in the master plan. Council has also recommended the project be completed as soon as possible, so staff are working diligently to make sure all preparations are taken care of. The City continues to be excited about the superblock project as it will provide more opportunities for residents and visitors to enjoy Happy Valley. If you have any questions or concerns about this project, please contact Public Works Director, Chris Randall at 503-783-3800.