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Oak Street Bike Path, Sidewalk & Utilities

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CONTRACT AWARD VALUE: $474,000.00

FUNDING SOURCE:  A federal grant awarded by the Idaho Department of Transportation with matching funds from City of Sandpoint, the Sandpoint Urban Renewal Agency, Avista Utilities, and the Idaho Department of Commerce

CONTRACTOR: Interstate Concrete & Asphalt, Co.

PROJECT PURPOSE: This project is the first phase of a larger vision to provide safe east/west access for pedestrians and bicyclists from all points of Sandpoint to continue onto the highly popular City beach and downtown core.  It also includes moving the overhead power lines underground.  This project and the construction on Cedar Avenue are components of the overall Sandpoint Downtown Revitalization Plan.  Combining the bike path/sidewalk upgrades with the utility improvements and coordinating with the installation of three-phase power to the Matchwood Brewery reduces overall costs for all of these efforts as well as the impacts to transportation and parking. 

PROJECT SCOPE & SCHEDULE: construction activities will occur along Oak Street between 5th Avenue and Boyer.  Improvements will provide new sidewalks on both sides of Oak Street wherever existing sidewalks do not meet current standards, including ADA measures that enhance safety for all users.  Additionally, paths designated for bicycles will be provided on both sides of Oak Street from Boyer to the Community Trail.  New curbs, driveways, and utilities will be installed in conjunction with the bike and sidewalk improvements.  No trees will be removed as a result of this project.  Roadway improvements are not included in this project; however, the project area striping and signage will be refreshed upon completion of the work.

Construction activities are scheduled to commence immediately following Memorial Day and continue through the end of August.

Please use caution traveling through the area.  In an effort to minimize impacts, Oak Street will primarily be closed one block at a time.  For short durations, pedestrians may be temporarily detoured while sidewalks and paths are constructed.  A portion of the parking lot located on the northwest corner of Oak Street and Fifth Avenue will be closed for construction staging.

FOR QUESTIONS: feel free to contact Amanda Wilson, Public Works Director at 208-263-3411