Redmond’s 2024 ADA Sidewalk Improvement Projects Underway


(Map courtesy of City of Redmond)

Beginning May 13, Keeton King Contracting crews began work on Redmond sidewalks identified in the City’s ADA Transition Plan as needing improvements. These improvements will provide increased accessibility and connectivity throughout the city.

This project includes the installation of new sidewalks and ADA ramps at intersections along SW 12th Street between SW Highland Avenue and SW Lava Avenue as well adjacent to John Tuck Elementary. A portion of the work will also take place along SW Fourth Street between SW Forest Avenue and SW Cascade Avenue, which will include new sidewalks with pavers, street trees, curb bump outs, new stormwater facilities, and a flashing beacon pedestrian crossing at SW 4th Street and SW Evergreen Avenue.

Construction will begin at the intersection of SW Fourth Street and SW Cascade Avenue the week of May 13, and work their way south along SW Fourth Street to SW Forest Avenue. The work along SW Fourth Street is tentatively scheduled to be completed by mid- to late-June. The construction crews will then mobilize to SW 12th Street and SW Highland Avenue and work their way south along SW 12th Street to SW Lava Avenue with an anticipated completion of mid-August. Finally, crews will mobilize to the portion of work adjacent to John Tuck Elementary where they will wrap up construction prior to students returning to school in September.

The traveling public can expect partial road closures and/or flagging during construction, as well as temporary impacts to driveways along the streets noted above (see map below).

For more information about this project and status updates, please visit the project webpage at, or contact Principal Engineer Jake Sherman, at 541-504-2019 or via email at

BACKGROUND — Redmond ADA Transition Plan:
In 2017 the ADA Transition Plan was created to provide a framework for the continuous improvement of City facilities for people with disabilities. In the years following the implementation of this plan, the City was provided an opportunity to utilize the Coronavirus State & Local Fiscal Recovery Fund grant and apply it to the first phase of providing ADA improvements. City staff worked closely with a consultant to identify areas that should be prioritized based on their proximity to two existing elementary schools. In the early stages of implementing this first phase of improvements, City staff identified a need for Urban Renewal improvements along SW 4th Street, which was then combined for a total of three project areas.

Following the completion of this first phase of ADA improvements, the City’s Capital Improvement Program has allocated $300,000 per year starting up in July 2027. These dollars will be used to implement additional phases identified in the original 2017 ADA Transition Plan.


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