This was a project four years in the making. The City applied for a grant in March 2016 through the East-West Gateway Council of Governments and the federal Surface Transportation Program (STP). The project was designed in 2018 and 2019 and an easement was acquired in 2019. Construction took place in the summer of 2020. The City receives 80% reimbursement for each phase of work. Bopp Road is eligible for funding due to its status as an Urban Collector.
The existing curb ramps were brought up to ADA standards and a pair of Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFB) were installed at St. Clement School (same as at Pioneer Park). Curbs were replaced where needed, and the existing asphalt surface was removed and replaced.
Project Update and Schedule
Work has been substantially completed, with only minor punchlist work remaining. The inlet filters must remain in place until grass is established, as they prevent silt from washing into the storm inlets. Please do not move them. Here's a video explaining the pedestrian crosswalk signal, known as an RRFB.On Friday 9/11, we increased the duration from 20 seconds to 30 seconds based upon our observations of kids crossing after school.