The right-of-way acquisition phase for the Boones Ferry Road Improvement Project is underway. The City will be acquiring right-of-way, permanent easements and two-year temporary construction easements from approximately 50 properties along Boones Ferry Road and its side streets. These acquisitions are necessary in order to construct the project. Due to the large number of properties involved, the acquisition process, which includes conducting appraisals and sending out offer letters, will occur over the next several months. While some property owners may have already received offers, others may not get theirs for another two or three months. The goal is to present all offers by the end of May.
Design of the project continues with the final plans scheduled to be completed this fall. The Project Advisory Committee is currently making decisions on the design of the expanded sidewalk areas, plantings throughout the corridor, and how art and history of the Lake Grove area will be incorporated into the project. An open house will be held later this spring/summer for the public to view the design plans and talk with the design team and advisory committee members about the project. The next PAC meeting is scheduled for May 2nd, 9:00 am – 11:00 am in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 380 A Avenue.
Construction is scheduled to begin in early 2018 and is anticipated to last two years. During construction, Boones Ferry Road is expected to remain open to traffic and access to businesses will be maintained during their business hours.