Over the next two weeks Massana, the City’s construction contractor, will be finishing up the adjustment of utilities, will install curb and gutter, and will install sidewalk along Marine Drive. The segment from Bertha to Dora will be the first focus, then the Dora to Rocky Point segment. Next, the contractor will repave the road that has been milled. Just a few miscellaneous work items will be left at that point, such as installing signs and landscape restoration then the project will be suspended while the Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon is manufactured. That final element of work will be installed as soon as it is delivered, near the end of 2017.
At times, the contractor will have one lane of Marine Drive closed and flaggers will be directing traffic. Most of the time two lanes will be open, however the north bound lane has been partially milled and is a bumpy ride. Use caution when driving through this area as the lanes have been narrowed to accommodate two way traffic through the majority of the day.
The City received a $545,000 federal safe routes to school grant to place sidewalks along Marine Drive from Bertha Avenue to Rocky Point Road, and along Dora Avenue between Marine Drive and Crownhill Elementary. The project will also include the installation of a pedestrian controlled rectangular rapid flashing beacon (or RRFB) at a new crosswalk at Dora Avenue and Marine Drive.
To learn how RRFB works, please see below video from Oregon DOT.