What's Happening Now?
This project will begin construction in the fall of 2023.
Project Background and Description
This segment of SE 174th Avenue was identified as an important connection for students and families attending Alder Elementary School in the Reynolds School District. Walking routes and challenging connections were highlighted by school communities during a Safe Routes to School outreach process held throughout 2017.
You can read more about the planning process and see a map of citywide project locations and routes at SafeRoutesProjects.com.
Here are the planned project elements:
- 10-foot concrete sidewalk on the west side of SE 174th Ave; will connect to end of existing sidewalk just south of SE Stark and 174th
- 3-foot planting strip and 1/2-foot curb; street trees added to planting strip
- Four new ADA curb ramps at SE 174th and Alder/Washington Ct; marked crosswalks on north and south legs
- One new ADA curb ramp at NW corner of SE 174th and Main; marked crosswalks at all intersection legs
This project was made possible by funding from the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Competitive Infrastructure Grant. Portland's SRTS program received $2 million in grant funding to support this project.
PBOT is responsible for a 20% funding match, which was provided by the Fixing Our Streets 10-cent citywide gas tax approved by voters in May 2016 and again in May 2020. Safe Routes to School was allocated funding by Fixing Our Streets for school access improvements across Portland.