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Choosing Sidewalk Locations

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ODOT will fill in sidewalk gaps at multiple locations as part of this project.

Some sidewalks will include planter strips. Others will not because of available width along the roadway. ODOT will fill in the sidewalk gaps as budgeted for this project at the following locations:

  • North of Ina Avenue
  • Between Boardman Avenue and Ina Avenue
  • Between Hull Avenue and Meldrum Avenue
  • Between Mildred Street and Glen EchoSouth of Glen Echo

Funding for the sidewalks only meets a portion of sidewalk needs in the project area. For this reason, selection criteria were developed to identify locations where sidewalks will provide the most benefit. Based on the objectives below, multiple locations were identified as priority locations for sidewalk in-fill.

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Selection Criteria for Sidewalk Locations

Some areas currently require pedestrians to walk on the highway shoulder for access on a hard surface. The locations selected provide sidewalks where no safe, hard surface currently exists. Some areas are without sidewalks but have flat asphalt pavement which provides an adequate walking surface. These areas will not include new sidewalks as part of this project.

  • ODOT will fill in sidewalks to improve access to bus stops
  • Improve the crossing at Boardman Creek.

ODOT also looked at the overall cost benefit of the project. The following factors come into play in terms of the cost of sidewalk installation and the benefits that will result:

  • Landscaped planter areas within the public right of way will generally not be landscaped. Citizens interested in landscaping in the sidewalks that have space for plantings can use ODOT’s adopt-a-landscape program.
  • Generally, the existing curb location will be maintained where it currently exists to allow the savings to be used on more rather than less sidewalk.
  • Existing but substandard sidewalks (due to location or width) will be retained in order to focus on areas where no sidewalk currently exists.
  • ODOT will not install sidewalks where adjacent redevelopment is likely to occur and where there is a safe hard surface to provide access.

Other important factors include tree preservation. The types of sidewalks in certain areas were selected to avoid removing existing trees. The only trees that will be removed within the project limits are the ones that have the potential of falling into the roadway.

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