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The Sandy Blvd sidewalk project, from NE 86th to NE 92nd in Sumner neighborhood in NE Portland, is now officially scheduled for spring 2012, according to the announcement (PDF) of an April 5 open house from Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT).

The sidewalk project was first on the list of about 20 sidewalk projects planned under the East Portland in Motion (EPIM) project. That list of projects is the subject of the open house on April 5 at David Douglas High School.

Sandy Blvd infill

Caption: The map of Sumner neighborhood in the EPIM plan.

From the announcement:

Thursday, April 5, 2012, 5:30-8 PM
David Douglas High School
(North cafeteria near main entrance)
1001 SE 135th Ave, Portland, near SE Yamhill St.
Closest TriMet bus line: #20 on SE Stark.
Drop by anytime between 5:30 and 8 PM. Snacks provided.

Learn more and see a map of projects on our web pages:
East Portland in Motion
Sidewalk projects
More materials will be posted on the webpage around April 5th.

Sumner neighborhood are encouraged to show up at the open house, ask questions, and thank PBOT for making this safety project a priority.

The Sandy Blvd sidewalk infill project will include an upgrade of the crosswalk at NE 87th. According to the EPIM action plan (PDF), a second project slated for 2013 will add a crosswalk on Sandy Blvd at NE 91st Ave. Two pedestrians were killed in separate accidents at NE 91st and Sandy over the last three years.

A third EPIM project plans bike lanes for NE Prescott from NE 81st to NE 120th in 2015-16. A fourth project is the ‘IKEA trail’ from Alderwood and Glass Plant Road (near Johnson Lake) to the IKEA store at Cascade Station.

You can see aerial maps for the Sandy Blvd project (Feb 2012), an background of this project (Sept 2011), and SAN’s initial request for sidewalks (June 2011) in previous articles.

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