There’s a whole lotta pavin’ goin’ on in Lincoln City this summer and fall. The council got a report from it’s public works department that laid out an ambitious plan to fix a lot of streets that have been long overdue for some rehabilitation. They include NW 14th, SE Jetty, NE 14th, NW 19th, NE 26th, NW 17th, NE 31st and NE Yachat Avenue, and NE Lake Drive storm drain improvements. Sum total, a half a million dollars.
Stretches of these streets will get a new, smooth 2″ overtopping of what’s already in place which will not only make driving on them enjoyable again, but it’ll ensure the city doesn’t let maintenance go so long that the street itself fails from prolonged neglect.
NW 14th Street from Highway 101 west to NW Harbor Avenue, SE Jetty Avenue from SE 9th north SE 3rd, NE 14th from 101 east to NE Port Avenue, NW 19th, from 101 west to NW Harbor, NE 26th from WDLR east to NE Lake Drive, NW 17th from 101 west to NW Harbor Avenue and NE 31st and NE Yachat Avenue.
While the council approved the street overlay schedule, they would not approve planned street improvements next year for NW Harbor at NW 15th; the council turned a collective thumbs down on it. City Councilors contend the project will leave streets way too narrow. The council said it wanted a complete redo based on better design elements that will make the area safely driveable. Staff said they’d kick it back to the design consultant (Portland) and see what they can come up with.