West Illinois Multimodal Improvements

Aerial map showing red line along West Illinois
Project Overview: ES561 The West Illinois Multimodal Project will add sidewalks to West Illinois and add/upgrade ramps to ADA requirements. In addition, a small roundabout will be installed at the intersection of Meridian Street and West Illinois and the existing signal will be removed. Bike facility markings will be placed on Meridian, Illinois and Girard ... Read more

Parkview Safe Routes to School

Group of school-aged girls crossing the street at a crosswalk
Project Overview: ES560 The Parkview Safe Routes to School Project will add key regional sidewalks on Coolidge, Indiana, Cornwall and Vallette Street along with improvements along West Illinois. The project will also add a flashing beacon and crosswalk at Vallette Street. Project challenges include existing improvements and limited right-of-way, existing open drainage courses, and traffic ... Read more

Lorraine Ellis Park Playground Renovation

Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce that planning and design for a new playground for Lorraine Ellis Neighborhood Park has begun. The existing playground equipment, installed in 1990, is tired and weather beaten; it does not comply with safety standards for public playground equipment, and lacks ADA access. This project will provide this ... Read more

West Illinois Street Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety Improvements

Project Overview Sidewalks, ADA Upgrades, Crosswalks, Bike Lanes West Illinois Street is identified in the 2012 Pedestrian Master Plan as a Tier 1 priority to complete significant sidewalk gaps between Meridian Street and Lynn Street at the northern edge of the Fountain District Urban Village and in the Columbia Neighborhood. The 2014 Bicycle Master Plan recommends marked bike lanes ... Read more

Parkview Elementary Safe Route to School Improvements

​Project Overview: Sidewalks, ADA upgrades, Crosswalks, Bike Lanes ​ The Bellingham School District is reconstructing Parkview Elementary School in 2020 and, when complete, the new school will have capacity for 100 additional students.  While there is not a significant collision history in the vicinity of the school, the 2012 Pedestrian Master Plan identifies significant sidewalk gaps along both ... Read more

Meridian-Girard Multimodal Safety Improvements

​​​​​​​​​​​Project Overview:​ Bike Lanes, ADA upgrades, Roundabout  ​​ In 2019, Public Works commissioned the West Illinois Street Multimodal Corridor Traffic Study to examine the pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicular improvement needs on the West Illinois Street corridor from Sunset Drive to Lynn Street. The study included specific operational analysis of the Meridian/Illinois intersection as an existing traffic signal ... Read more