Willie Stargell Complete Street Project

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Let us know what safety, bicycling and pedestrian improvements are needed on the Stargell corridor!

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Virtual Community Workshop:  Thursday, May 12, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Presentation(PDF, 890KB)

 

The Willie Stargell Avenue Complete Street project will construct improvements between Main and Fifth Streets.  The project will build separate walking and bicycling paths in the vacant right-of-way north of the roadway, plus make intersection safety and access improvements at the crossings at either end of the project and at the internal crossings. The project will also include transit queue jump lanes at either end of the project. The project will likely be built in phases.

The City applied for grant funding for this project in 2016 unsuccessfully, to two different grant funding sources. In 2020, the City initiated the process of applying for state funds, but that was put on hold. In 2022, the City will apply to the state and regional Active Transportation Program Cycle 6, grant program for the walking and biking portions of the project only.

Staff are still gathering community input on this project. At this time, the project is expected to include:

  • Construction of separate walking and bicycling paths in the un-used, city-owned, right of way to the north of Stargell Avenue.
  • Seamless connections to and through the Stargell Avenue/Main Street and Stargell/Fifth Street intersections, with intersection upgrades.

  • A seamless connection to the existing pathway at Bette Street.

  • Improved crossings at Mosely Avenue and Coral Sea Street.

  • Transit improvements such as bus queue jump lanes at Main and Fifth Streets for eastbound buses.

City is still seeking funding for this project. Schedule will be determined once the City has funding to complete the project.

2016: Applied for project funding in TIGER grant. Unsuccessful.

2020: Considered applying for Active Transportation Program (ATP) Cycle 5 funding, developed concept plan and began outreach. Determined not to apply, given lack of matching funds and grant funding priorities.

April 2022: Council accepted 2022 Grant Priorities list, which included Stargell project, as part of the Annual Transportation Report.

June 2022: Apply for state ATP Cycle 6 funding.

Early 2023: Notification of final ATP projects to receive funding.

First Community Workshop: Provide input on what safety, bicycling and pedestrian improvements are needed on the Stargell corridor!

Thursday, May 12, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Presentation(PDF, 890KB)