Welcome to the Online Open House for:

SE May Creek Park Drive Non-Motorized Improvements (CIP# T-047)

We want to get it right: Ideas to improve accessibility for non-motorized users of SE May Creek Park Drive.

The Public Works Department wants to make sure we check in with the residents impacted by this project along with any and all users of this corridor. This is your chance to tell us if we are on the right track. Did we miss something? Do you have other ideas? Let us know!

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(Click HERE for larger image - 12MB)  This link shows the proposed improvements overlaid on an aerial imagery.

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Why?

The City is continuing to expand walking and biking opportunities throughout the City and has identified the need to expand the SE May Creek Park Drive corridor to better serve our community.  As our community grows, we need to ensure that this old rural road grows with it.  Improvements to this vital corridor will include roadway widening to accommodate bike lanes, sidewalks and landscaping along with other safety and environmental improvements.

Current Conditions:

SE May Creek Park Drive is a significant east-west corridor that meanders through the south end of the City, extending from the western City Limits to Coal Creek Parkway, providing direct access to various residential neighborhoods and single-family residences.  The entire length of the corridor is over 9,700 linear feet and currently has defined bicycle and pedestrian improvements on 3,500 feet, or 36 percent of the entire length.

Currently, the roadway consists of two 10- to 12-foot-wide travel lanes with narrow paved shoulders on both sides.  Beyond the shoulders, the roadway is bordered by ditches, culverts, private driveways, landscaping, shrubs, mailboxes, utility poles, fences, and small retaining walls.  These roadside elements are obstacles that both bicyclists and pedestrians need to avoid to use the corridor.

Concept Design:

The rationale behind the concept design is to provide an efficient, safe and environmentally sensitive street that is responsive to the mobility needs of the community.  Design features currently include:

  • SE 86th Place (City Limits) to NE 35th Street: revise the existing pavement markings to provide a travel lane and buffered bike lane in each direction. A buffered bike lane is a designated space separating the bike lane from the travel lane.

  • NE 35th Street to 116th Avenue SE: road widening to accommodate a bike lane in each direction with new curb, gutter, sidewalk and landscaping on the north side.

  • 116th Avenue SE to 121st Avenue SE: road widening to accommodate a bike lane in the west bound direction with new curb, gutter, sidewalk and landscaping on the north side.

  • A Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) at the pedestrian crossing at 121st Avenue SE.


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Project Timeline:

January 2015 – Pre-Design Report: “Hairpin” Curve to Coal Creek Parkway (COMPLETED)

  • Gathered technical data and analyzed impacts to the community and environment of adding pedestrian (sidewalks) and bicycle (bike lanes) facilities along SE May Creek Park Drive.

Spring/Summer 2017 – Construction: 129th Avenue SE to Coal Creek Parkway (COMPLETED)

  • Roadway widening and sidewalks were constructed to accommodate bicycle lanes and sidewalks on both side of SE May Creek Park Drive.

April 2019 – Pre-Design Report: City Limits to the “Hairpin” Curve (COMPLETED)

  • Gathered additional technical data and analyzed impacts to the community and environment of adding pedestrian (sidewalks) and bicycle (bike lanes) facilities along SE May Creek Park Drive.

Spring/Summer 2021 – Conceptual Design (COMPLETED)

  • The Design Team prepares a conceptual plan based on the results of the Pre-Design Report.

December 2021 – Public Outreach (COMPLETED)

  • Presentation of the conceptual plans for the public and solicit feedback from the community.

March 2022 – Ready for Construction 

  • The project is advertised to contractors.  City Council awards contract to lowest responsible bidder.

Spring/Summer 2022 – Construction

  • Construction of the project.

2022 and Beyond – Additional Construction Activities

  • Construction of additional project phases to provide a consistent corridor extending for the western City Limits to Coal Creek Parkway.


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