|Downtown Bypass System Conversion|
Location: NE 1st Street, SE 1st Street
The project necessitates changes to traffic signals and markings, upgrading of the railroad crossings, and installation of landscaping and on-street parking. Construction began in late 2005 and was completed in 2007. Traffic signals and railroad crossings must be updated before the conversion can be completed. The conversion of NE 1st Street (between Swinton and NE 6th Avenue) to two-way traffic was completed in August 2010. A start date for the conversion of SE 1st Street has not yet been set. The CRA has contributed more than $952,000 toward the project.