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Project Overview

The City of Redmond is upgrading South Canal Blvd. to meet current standards for arterials. This long-awaited project replaces deteriorating pavement on a major route that is an important part of the city’s street network.

The South Canal Blvd. “makeover” also includes:

  • Left turn lanes at busy intersections
  • Curbs, sidewalks and bicycle lanes
  • Stormwater collection system
  • A new bicycle/pedestrian path alongside Homestead Canal
  • Street trees and landscaping
  • A new 12- and 18-inch water main to replace aging pipelines

QUICK FACTS

Cost: $6.9 million

Funding: City of Redmond Transportation and Water Funds

Contractor: Knife River Northwest

Construction Start: March 2018

Completion: Spring 2019

Traffic Detour Information and Construction Updates

Traffic Detours During Construction

Rebuilding the street will take 13 months, with project completion set for April 2019. Sections of South Canal Blvd. will be closed temporarily during construction, but local access to area homes and businesses will remain open.

South Canal Boulevard Detour Map:
Phase 1 - Obsidian to 11th

Construction Update

Scheduled Activities for the week of 6/11/2018 – 6/15/2018:

  • 6/11/2018 – Setup curb string line on Monday, June 11th on both sides of road from SW Wickiup Ave to roundabout.  Access to residential driveways will be limited during this operation but we will ensure access when needed.
  • 6/12/2018 – Install curb on west side of road from roundabout to SW 25th St.  We are requesting vehicles that will require use during the day, in this section, be parked on the east side of the road starting at 7:00am on 6/12/2018.  Due to concrete strength requirements vehicle access to residential driveways will not be allowed for three days.
  • 6/13/2018 – Install curb on west side of road from SW 25th St to SW Wickiup Ave and install curb on the east side of the road from SW Wickiup Ave to street number 3150 SW Canal Blvd.  We are requesting vehicles that will require use during the day, in this section, be parked on the opposite side road starting at 7:00am on 6/13/2018.  Due to concrete strength requirements vehicle access to residential driveways will not be allowed for three days.
  • 6/14/2018 – Install curb on east side of road from street number 3150 SW Canal Blvd to roundabout.  We are requesting vehicles in this section park on the west side of the road starting at 7:00am on 6/14/2018.  Due to concrete strength requirements vehicle access to residential driveways will not be allowed for three days.
  • Excavation/construction of subgrade of road footprint from SW Wickiup Ave to SW Timber Ave.
  • 8-inch storm system (8-inch storm pipe, drywells, & sedimentation manholes) from SW Wickiup Ave to SW Timber Ave.

The intersection of South Canal Blvd and Wickiup Ave will remain closed to  traffic.  Expect to see crews working between SW Timber Ave and the roundabout on South Canal Blvd through July 2018.

Expect phased road closures March 2018-April 2019

Sections of South Canal Blvd. will be closed temporarily during construction, but local access to area homes and businesses will remain open.

Information about construction activities and closures will be distributed to every area residence and business.

Contact Linda Swearingen (541) 350-6012 or LLLSwear@aol.com.
Or you can call the Construction Hotline (541) 579-2233

South Canal Blvd. Improvements is a partnership project of the City of Redmond and Knife River Northwest.

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