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NE Delaware Ave. Reconstruction - 5th to 18th

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Project Description

The NE Delaware Avenue Reconstruction – NE 5th Street to 700 feet North of NE 18th Street project includes the reconstruction of NE Delaware Avenue from an existing two-lane rural roadway into a new five-lane urban street with dedicated left turn lanes from just north of NE 5th Street to just south of the bridge over Fourmile Creek. New traffic signals will be installed at the intersection of NE Delaware Avenue and NE 5th Street and at the intersection of NE Delaware Avenue and NE 18th Street. The project also includes the addition of left turn lanes on the side streets adjacent to NE Delaware Avenue, along with the addition of dedicated right turn lanes at all four legs of the NE Delaware Avenue and NE 18th Street intersection.

NE Delaware Ave. Reconstruction - 5th to 18th - Proposed Improvements Exhibit

NE Delaware Ave. Reconstruction - 5th to 18th - Detour Map

Anticipated Start Date

March 27, 2023

Expected Completion Date

Fall 2024

Progress Update

Reconstruction of NE Delaware Avenue from just north of NE 5th Street to just south of Fourmile Creek will occur over two construction seasons in 2023 and 2024.

The 2023 work consists of reconstructing the south half of the corridor from just north of NE 5th Street to just south of Tributary “A”.  The 2024 work consists of reconstructing the north half of the corridor from just south of Tributary “A” to just south of Fourmile Creek.

NE Delaware Avenue was reopened to traffic on Monday, October 9, and minor punch list items have been completed.

NE Delaware Avenue will continue to remain open through the first quarter of 2024.  The north half of the planned two-year project will begin in late March / early April 2024, at which point the corridor will again be closed.