Houser Way Intersection & Pedestrian Improvements

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Train on Houser Way

Last update: Dec. 8, 2021

The Houser Way Intersection & Pedestrian Improvements project will enhance safety for pedestrians and bicyclists crossing at the intersections. The project will construct new curb, gutter and sidewalk (including curb extensions), and ADA improvements on Houser Way at Williams Ave S and Wells Ave S. In coordination, a new 12” water main will be installed in Williams Ave S under the BNSF railroad tracks.

Construction may extend into spring 2022.

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What to Expect

The project paved both intersections on Houser Ave S at Wells Ave S and Williams Ave S.

Looking up Houser tracks

COVID’s disrupted supply chains, so while we wait on some electrical parts, we installed temporary asphalt sidewalk for a better pedestrian experience.

Newly paved intersection

  • Typical works hours: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday. We may work after 5 p.m. and on weekends to help minimize impacts.

  • Single-lane of through traffic: Our intent is to maintain at least one lane of traffic on Wells Ave S, Williams Ave S, and Houser Way S. Noise, dust, and vibration

  • Noise, dust, and vibration

  • Pedestrian access: We plan to maintain access to businesses’ front doors during business hours with temporary asphalt and potentially pedestrian ramps.

  • Parking restrictions: There may be some on-street parking restrictions near work zones. Check out the free parking options.

Free parking downtown

  • We are trying to minimize parking impacts as much as possible.

  • The City Center Parking Garage on S 2nd St offers free parking for access to downtown businesses through December of this year and can also be used by residents during construction. The garage is accessible between 5 a.m. and 11 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, and from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

  • Overnight parking is allowed during our construction efforts, but please note that all garage doors are locked outside of these hours.

  • There are several public parking lots downtown that offer up to 2 hours of free parking and convenient access to downtown businesses. For more information about places to park downtown, please check out the City’s Downtown Parking Map.

Funding

The city was awarded a TIB Complete Streets grant in the amount of $500,000 in 2019.

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