TRANSPORTATION ENHANCEMENT PROJECT
CHEMAWA RD IMPROVEMENTS NORTH - RIVER RD TO KEIZER RAPIDS PARK
The City of Keizer has been awarded a partnership grant for transportation enhancement which will consist of Federal and State Grant dollars and Local tax dollars. The schedule is to design and engineer by 2011 with construction beginning Spring of 2013 and completion by Fall 2013.
The City of Keizer is addressing the needs of the citizens of the community, region and state to provide a safe and effective method for access to Keizer Rapids Park along with addressing serious safety concerns for the citizens, transit service, freight and pedestrian traffic who share this roadway with the high school access. The project will consist of safety enhancements including a pedestrian corridor of 6' separated sidewalks and 5' bike lanes. Along the seperated sidewalks will be a series of "water garden" stormwater infiltration areas on both sides of Chemawa Rd from River Rd to the Keizer Rapids Park. A traffic signal will also be added at Delight St and Chemawa Rd at the McNary High School entrance and the remainder of Chemawa Rd will be (2) 11'6" travel lanes with turn pockets.
The actual excavation and widening has begun at the west end of the project, near Keizer Rapids Park. In anticipation of the new construction and the new widening, the trees and the large vegetation have been removed and the various utilities (electrical, gas, cable phone and water, etc.) are in the process of relocating their lines and facilities.
Most of the work is scheduled to occur during the day and completion is expected by the end of October 2013. The new traffic signal completion is scheduled to be operational before the start of the new school year in September.
If you have further questions please contact Bill Lawyer, Director of Public Works, 503-856-3555.