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Jackson Street Pedestrian Facilities and Connectivity Improvement Project (City of Moscow)

Friday, April 22, 2016  
Posted by: Gay Dawn Oyler
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The purpose of the project is to improve pedestrian facilities and connectivity along Jackson Street which is also US Highway 95 South. This project includes removal and replacement of pedestrian sidewalk located mid-block on the west side of Jackson Street, 175 feet south of 3rd Street and 385 feet north of 6th Street. The work involves saw-cutting and removal of existing concrete sidewalk, trees, street lights, concrete pavement, and curbing. In addition, the project requires installation of approximately 4,200 square feet of new concrete curb, concrete sidewalk, drainage improvements, ADA compliant crosswalks and pedestrian ramps, the removal and replacement of seven street trees, four new historical style street lights, and concrete pavement patching.

This section of sidewalk was identified by the City’s Mobility Task Force in 2012 as an area of impediment under ADA standards due to uplifted sidewalks caused by the root systems of the existing street trees make walking difficult and sometimes dangerous, especially if a pedestrian has to walk into the street to get around a tree or other barrier. It was difficult, if not impossible, for people using wheelchairs, canes, crutches, walkers, or strollers to contend with the uplifted sidewalks that have been damaged by the root systems of the existing trees.

The project was a joint venture between the City of Moscow, Moscow Urban Renewal Agency, and Economic Modeling Specialists, Inc. (EMSI). The costs of the project were shared between the partners, allowing for a more comprehensive approach that allowed for improved outcomes. Alone the project simply wasn’t feasible for any of the individual partners, but together it came together quickly and efficiently with a better end result.

For more info, contact:

Scott Bontrager

Assistant City Engineer


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