Project basically complete. Only a few small items remain. Project Complete!
This project was finalized this summer with a total cost of $235,825.28. Funding was a partnership of City funds (20%) matched to Federal Transit Authority funds (80%). City funding was a mix of property tax, sidewalk fee-in-lieu of, and staff inkind services.
Construction started on September 3 with ramp installation at the intersections of Delsol & G, Lincoln & G, Jefferson & F, 19th & Idaho, and 17th & Idaho. Work will then continue west on Idaho Street.
Construction photos: Project is out for bid and informational plans and specifications are available on the City Website under Construction bids opened on 7/15/2013 and A&R Construction was the lowest, responsible bidder. The request to award a contract to A&R in the amount of $259,165.77 will be presented to City Council for approval at
Funding for this project comes from the Federal Transit Administration (80%) and the match of 80% from City funds, which is a combination of property tax funds and FILO (fee-in-lieu of constructing sidewalk) funds.
The City’s Transportation Advisory Committee worked with communty stakeholders to determine which streets or neighborhoods had the highest need for ADA improvements. A list of project areas were developed and evaluated for greatest need and highest existing pedestrain volume. From this list, Idaho Street was selected as the highest priority. This project was developed to provide improved sidewalk access to all pedestrians along the corridor in accordance with the ADA mandate for public streets.
This project also provides improved access to the City’s transit system. In order to leverage the limited local funds available, the City will be using Federal Transit 80/20 matching funds for design and construction. Once this project area was developed, it was identified to have a significant amount of overlap with the FEMA I Stormwater Project Area. It was determined that the Accessible Ramp project should be coordinated with the FEMA stormwater project in order to reduce construction costs and the impact to the neighborhood. The project was expanded to include an additional 10 ramps within the FEMA I Stormwater Project area. A total of 41 new ramps will be constructed.
Environmental Review/Approval Spring 2013
Design Winter/Spring 2013
Bidding June-July 2013
Bids Open July 10, 2013
Construction Summer 2013
Shawn Stubbers, PE
Development Review/GIS Manager
P O Box 617
Lewiston, ID 83501
Public Works Department telephone:
Map of Project Area