Avenue I Revitalization

Project Summary

Avenue I street improvements will provide completed roadway recon­struction extending 0.76 miles. Classified by the Federal Highway Administration as an Urban Major Collector roadway, the improve­ments will include drainage replace­ment, roadway and sidewalk re­construction and the conversion of overhead utilities to underground. This project also includes signage, signalization, pavement markings, decorative street lighting and land­scaping. The design plans are at a 30% level, but stopped due to fund­ing shortfalls.

Project Benefits

Revitalization of this corridor which provides a connection from 25th Street, an urban principal arterial roadway, to Lincoln Park Academy, is a crucial step in the total redevel­opment of this area. Lincoln Park Academy, a public academic mag­net middle and high school, recog­nized as one of the top schools in the nation is located at the intersection of 17th Street and Avenue I, the mid-point of this project. Vehicular access as well as a greater need for pedestrian accessibility is crucial to the safety of school students, parents and visitors of the facility.

Project Limits

13th Street west to 25th Street

Project Costs

Engineering: $373,145 – Unfunded

Construction: $2,451,400 – Unfunded

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