NE 50th St Sidewalks

Updated: March 14, 2019

Project Description

Construction will begin March 18.

New concrete sidewalk with curb will be constructed on the south side of NE 50th Street between 30th Ave NE and 33rd Ave NE, providing a more comfortable, separate space for people walking. Curb ramps will be constructed at corners.

Five speed humps will be constructed throughout NE 50th Street. These will reduce the number of people who are speeding, bringing safety benefits to everyone who uses the street.

Project Area

We anticipate work will be complete 3 months after construction begins. This work is weather-dependent, and subject to change.

Project Background

NE 50th Street abuts a residential neighborhood and Calvary Cemetery, and nearby residents frequently walk down it despite there not being a sidewalk. The street is sloped, and experiences a high number of drivers exceeding the speed limit of 20 mph. Significant neighborhood support has been key to allocating the funds to this sidewalk project, which will make NE 50th Street more comfortable and walkable for pedestrians. Funding for the project is being provided by mitigation funds from University Village development, and the city’s School Traffic Safety fund.

What to Expect

  • Work will begin as soon as mid-February and last approximately 3 months
  • Work will occur weekdays, 7 AM – 5 PM
  • NE 50th Street street will be closed for the duration of construction, except for residents and businesses on NE 50th Street. Please follow signed detours when travelling near the work area
  • Parking will not be allowed during construction
  • Temporary driveway closures will occur when work is happening adjacent to or in front of driveways
  • Typical construction equipment, materials, noise, dust, and activity in the work area

Project Schedule

March 2019 – Construction begins

  • Week of March 18 - Crews plan to mobilize and begin saw cutting
  • Week of March 25 - Crews will begin storm drain work

May 2019 – Construction complete