Construction Updates

January 24, 2020

Our crews are currently working on ten ORBT stations. This includes some roadway and sidewalk restrictions, which will continue through January 2020 (extended from December 2019), weather-dependent:

  • Westroads Transit Center
    • Eastbound Nicholas Street at 102nd street is restricted due to closure of the outside curb lane.
    • Access to the sidewalk on the southeast corner is limited. Bus routes connecting to the transit center are not affected.
  • 90th Street
    • The ORBT platform is complete! Traffic lanes and sidewalks are open and accessible.
  • 84th Street
    • The ORBT platform is complete! Traffic lanes and sidewalks are open and accessible.
  • 72nd Street
    • The ORBT platform is complete! Traffic lanes and sidewalks are open and accessible.
  • 62nd Street
    • Westbound Dodge Street at 62nd Street is restricted due to closure of the outside curb lane.
    • The sidewalk on the northeast corner of 62nd & Dodge is closed. Access to the northern and eastern crosswalks is limited. Crosswalks at University Drive East & Dodge and 66th & Dodge are not affected.
  • 49th Street
    • Construction has been paused for the winter, and the platform area is fenced off. Traffic lanes and sidewalks are open and accessible.
  • 42nd Street
    • Westbound Dodge Street at 42nd Street is restricted due to closure of the outside curb lane.
    • Sidewalks on the northeast corner of 42nd & Dodge are closed. Access to the northern and eastern crosswalks may be limited. Crosswalks on Dodge at 44th and 40th, and on 42nd Street at Davenport and Farnam, are not affected.
  • 33rd Street
    • Westbound Dodge Street at 33rd Street is restricted due to closure of the outside curb lane.
    • The sidewalk on the northwest corner of 33rd & Dodge is closed. Access to the northern and western crosswalks may be limited. Crosswalks on Dodge at N. 35th Avenue and Turner Boulevard, and on 33rd Street at Davenport and Farnam, are not affected.
  • 19th & Douglas
    • Crews are working at 19th & Douglas, with some impact to parking spaces and sidewalks. No lane restrictions are in place, and sidewalks are accessible.
  • 15th & Douglas
    • Crews are working at 15th & Douglas, with some impact to parking spaces and sidewalks. No lane restrictions are in place.

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METRO BUS STOPS
  • Bus stops near future ORBT sites have been relocated for pedestrian and rider safety during construction. They will remain in the relocated location until ORBT begins operation next spring.
  • Check out the rider alert on ometro.com, or click here to view a full size map!
ABOUT CONSTRUCTION
  • Construction is being phased to limit impacts as much as possible, such as manufacturing canopies off site to shorten the impact period and constructing only one side of the street at a given time.
  • To expedite construction, the team may be working on as many as 15 stations simultaneously, with anywhere from 6-8 road closures at once.
  • Construction crews will be rebuilding both the sidewalk and the traffic lane during station construction, and in many cases they will be unable to install temporary sidewalks due to limited right of way. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Pedestrians are encouraged to use alternate routes until construction at each site is completed. Sidewalk closures will be indicated with signage. Pedestrian access to intersections and crosswalks will be maintained as much as possible.

Questions about ORBT construction? Give us a shout: 402.630.9342