There are sections of sidewalk that are cracked and have uneven surfaces on the west side of State Street as a result of tree root damage. City Code requires property owners to maintain the abutting sidewalk in front of their property. Five property owners along State Street between A and B Avenue considered this an opportunity to go beyond a routine sidewalk fix and make significant improvements consistent with other improvements found in the downtown. They proposed partnering with the Lake Oswego Redevelopment Agency (LORA) and to share in the cost of the proposed improvements. In December 2013, the LORA Board directed staff to develop a cost sharing agreement and work with property owners to make these improvements.
In May 2015, the LORA Board awarded a contract to Weitman Excavation, LLC to begin construction of the improvements. Construction will begin in early June and be completed by mid August.
Improvements include repairing cracked and uneven sections and incorporating similar design elements as those found on 2nd Street - brick accents, landscaping, decorative railings, street lights and trees. This project - with five property owners partnering with LORA to share in the cost of the proposed improvements - is a great example of a public-private partnership that improves the City’s northern gateway and benefits the downtown area.
The contractor is permitted to work between 7:00 am – 6:00 pm, Monday – Friday. One lane on State Street may be closed between 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Anticipated upcoming work week schedule:
Week of 7/6 - 7/10:
Week of 6/29 – 7/3:
Week of 6/22 - 6/26:
Work for 6/15 - 6/19:
Work for 6/8 - 6/12: