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Elizabeth Nelson's City Council Blog

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City Survey about State and Hill Streets Improvement Project

The City has opened a survey about the proposed State and Hill Streets Improvement Project.


City website about the project:

https://www.a2gov.org/departments/engineering/Pages/State-and-Hill-Road-Project.aspx


That webpage has a link to the survey:

https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/1216509fc31b46338eeb839bcf0020df


That webpage also has a link to add suggestions to the project's community mapping application:

https://smithgroup.maps.arcgis.com/apps/CrowdsourceReporter/index.html?appid=936a8df4ae424fe29ea37b5b93c6941b



The City held a virtual public engagement session on April 26, 2022 to discuss this project. The Zoom recording and other presentation materials from that meeting have been loaded to the project webpage. Another public engagement session is planned for this summer, and I will post more information as it becomes available.

 

I wrote in a previous newsletter about attending the public engagement meeting

https://www.a2elnel.com/post/city-council-newsletter-april-30-2022


From that newsletter:


STATE / HILL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

On Tuesday I attended a public engagement meeting for the State and Hill Improvement Project. I am grateful for the resident who emailed me with concerns about the timing of this public engagement (mid-day at noon); that resident’s email was my first and only notice about this meeting. On Monday, I posted information about this meeting on my website and shared it on social media:

https://www.a2elnel.com/post/state-and-hill-improvement-virtual-meeting-apr-26-2022


Residents within 1/16 of a mile (330 feet) of the improvement project were notified about the meeting and I was one of eight people in attendance. Seven people - three City staff and four consultants - led the presentations. At the end of the meeting, seven people participated in a survey about improvement priorities, preferred use of these corridors, and the potential removal of street parking on State (south of Hoover).


I am eager to see improvements in this area. When I went back to school to earn my masters degree at UM, I regularly biked across the many potholes on Hill and I often took the sidewalk where the street felt unsafe. I encourage anyone interested in following this project to find more information at the City’s webpage (note that you can sign up for emailed updates):

https://www.a2gov.org/departments/engineering/Pages/State-and-Hill-Road-Project.aspx


 

For background, this improvement project was approved by Council at the Dec 6, 2021 meeting:

https://a2gov.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=5256872&GUID=67393CBD-2549-44D0-8642-5572D9E8B369


From the resolution:

The State and Hill Streets Improvements Project is a composite of several identified Capital Improvements Plan (CIP) projects including:

State Street

  • Water main consolidation; S. University to Hill and Dewey to Granger

  • Resurfacing; S. University to Packard and Hoover to Granger

  • Separated two-way bike facility

  • Crosswalk and lighting improvements, S. University to Granger

Hill Street

Water main replacement; Fifth Ave. to State Street

Resurfacing; Fifth Ave. to Church Street

  • Safety improvements; Fifth Ave. to Forest Avenue


The following map was included as an attachment to the resolution: