In November, 2014, McMinnville voters passed a $24 million General Obligation Bond measure for street improvements throughout the City. The proposed improvements include a mix of several needed street corridor capital projects; pavement overlay and preservation work on the City’s “worst condition” streets; and sidewalk and safety improvements. The projects address existing safety and congestion concerns of importance to the City’s citizens and businesses along several busy street corridors.
The program consists of seven projects throughout the City:
Five Capital Improvement Projects to address traffic congestion and improve safety along several street corridors.
Street Repair and Repaving Projects on portions of 84 City streets.
Sidewalk and Pedestrian Safety Projects near schools, parks, other public facilities and in the downtown area.
The bond measure project work is expected to be completed over the next five years. Design of the 5th Street improvements and the Alpine Avenue projects will begin soon, with construction planned in 2016. Design work on the other large capital projects, and the pedestrian safety improvement projects, is expected to begin later this calendar year.