Project Status for 46th Avenue North Sidewalk Improvements

The following alternatives are being considered.

Alternative Estimated Cost Roadway Impacts Drainage Impacts Safety Improvements Utilities Impacts
1: Sidewalks only $2.7 million None - Roadway resurfaced in 2018 Medium - Add shallow swales and DBIs Best - Sidewalk connectivity, additional lighting Medium - Add storm sewer
2: Sidewalks + wider travel lanes $3.1 million High - Add curb, requires overbuild and crown shift Medium - Add curb inlets (LT), shallow swales and DBIs (RT) Better - Sidewalk connectivity, additional lighting, increased vehicle speeds possible Medium - Add storm sewer

Alternative Comparison

Alternative 1

  • Increases pedestrian safety
  • Matches sidewalk widths to the design section west of 49th Street
  • Minimizes impacts to the existing resurfaced roadway
  • Reduces construction duration
46th Avenue North Sidewalk Improvements Alternative 1 rendering
46th Avenue North Sidewalk Improvements Alternative 1 rendering

Alternative 2

  • Increases pedestrian safety
  • Roadway reconstruction extends the construction duration
  • Additional lane width may increase driver speed
46th Avenue North Sidewalk Improvements Alternative 2 rendering
46th Avenue North Sidewalk Improvements Alternative 2 rendering

Additional Considerations

  • Including a 7-foot parking lane on the south side of 46th Avenue would require Right-of-Way acquisition from private property owners.