Oberlin Road Streetscape Project

Last updated Aug. 30, 2018 - 1:13 pm
  • Planning
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Completed
  • Streetscape
  • 2.37 Million
  • Roadway Design and Construction (Lead)
  • Clarknexsen

Current Activity

Updated Aug. 30

The Oberlin Road Project is still in the early design phase of the project. The City held the first of two public meetings on Aug. 9, to show preliminary plans for the project and receive public comments.

Clark Nexsen, the City’s design consultant for the project, is in the process of addressing comments from the public meeting and conducting more traffic analyses along the corridor. The next public meeting is scheduled to take place in the late fall 2018.

Summary

The purpose of the Oberlin Road Streetscape Project is to improve the street from Groveland Avenue to the north of Bedford Avenue, with wider sidewalks, revised traffic lanes and bus stops, and landscaping. Some public water and sanitary sewer mains will also be replaced or added.

The Oberlin Road Project is part of the Cameron Village & Hillsborough Street Small Area Plan that was approved by City Council in Feb. 2018. The plan highlights the need to better integrate pedestrian, bike, auto, and transit use into a well-landscaped and attractive streetscape that serves people of all abilities.

The proposed project includes:

  • Installation of improved sidewalks;
  • Improved pedestrian crossings
  • Bike lanes;
  • Street trees;
  • Street lighting;
  • Street benches and bike racks; and,
  • Improvements to overhead utilities in support of the streetscape.

Schedule

Project schedule with dates and descriptions
DateDescription
August 9, 2018Preliminary Plans Public Meeting (25% plan)
December 2018Design Plan Public Meeting (65% plan)
Summer 2019Complete Right of Way and Easement Acquisition
Summer 2019Advertise for Construction Bids
Fall 2019Award Construction Contract
Late Fall 2021Project Complete

History

The Wade/Oberlin Small Area Plan of the 2030 Comprehensive Plan recognized Oberlin Road as the “main street” of the area emphasizing the need to more fully integrate pedestrian, bike, auto, and transit uses into a well-landscaped and attractive streetscape that serves people of all abilities.

The Oberlin Road Streetscape Plan was adopted by City Council on January 6, 2015. The plan focuses on improving the sidewalk environment.

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