Public comment sought for 192nd Avenue sidewalk project
Washington County is asking people to provide comments on an upcoming sidewalk addition project along Southwest 192nd Avenue in Aloha.
The project will include adding a new sidewalk on one side of 192nd Avenue between Highway 8, known as Tualatin Valley Highway, and Southwest Trelane Street.
The public comment period will be open until Jan. 24, the county said in a statement Friday, Jan. 8.
People can use a project website to comment on two design alternatives proposed by the county.
One alternative places the new sidewalk on the west side of 192nd Avenue, replaces existing sidewalk that's in poor condition and requires the relocation of existing utility poles, the project website shows.
Existing fencing nearby may need to be removed and the county may need to acquire temporary construction easements and slope easements, according to a preliminary survey by the county. Additional surveys will be needed, the county added.
Another alternative places the sidewalk on the east side of 192nd Avenue, the project website shows.
This alternative would require relocation of existing utility poles and water meters, the county said.
Existing curb ramps will need to be inspected for compliance with standards in the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Several existing trees will also likely need to be removed if this alternative is selected, the county said.
The county will need to acquire temporary construction easements and sidewalk easements for this alternative, the county said, adding further surveys will also be needed.
The county expects the project design phase will end in July 2021. Right-of-way acquisition discussions are expected to occur between November and March 2022. The county expects to request bids for the project in early 2022.
Construction is expected to begin in March 2022 and end in July, the county said.
The county estimates the project will cost $880,000.
It's being funded through the county's Urban Road Maintenance District. The project was selected for funding based on public requests and recommendations by the Urban Road Maintenance District Advisory Committee.
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