Schedule - West Main Realignment

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This project schedule was revised November 2013. The reader should bear in mind that this schedule is a plan and subject to adjustment over time to meet real world conditions. Right-of-way acquisition took a bit longer than we had planned, however, all owners and businesses who will be directly affected have been compensated.  While an agressive schedule, we plan to see the project open to traffic by early summer of 2014!


Next Planned Milestones

June 2014 
Open to Traffic!

Previously Completed

October 2013
Construction Started

September 3, 2013
City Council approves Award of Construction Contract to Rotschy, Inc. of Vancouver, Washington

August 28, 2013
Bids Opened

August 7, 2013
Project Advertised for Construction Bids

June 2013
Right-of-Way certified by WSDOT on behalf of FHWA

March 8, 2013
All Right-of-Way acquisition completed

Mar 20, 2012

Environmental Classification Summary approved, completing the environmental reviews and allowing the project to proceed to final design and acquisition of rights-of-way.

Mar 11, 2011

Council Workshop to finalize alignment

Nov 3, 2010

Third public meeting to review work accomplished to date, revealing actual project footprint, with opportunity for further public review and feedback

Oct 19, 2010

Public Open House for input on general alignment impacts and project amenities options.

Oct 6, 2010

30% Design Completed

June 1, 2010

Corridor Plan Complete and posted on Project Web Site

Mar 2, 2010

City Council Workshop provides consultant direction to focus design efforts on Alignment 3A

Feb 25, 2010

Second public meeting to review work accomplished to date, with refined options for further public review and feedback.

Feb 2, 2010

City Council Workshop held to complete review of design and location issues, and to obtain direction from the Council.

Jan 19, 2010

City Council Workshop held to review location, design and finance issues and obtain direction. Council requested additional workshop to consider more fully the design issues. The presentation materials are now posted here on the web site.

Dec 9, 2009

Third STAC meeting held to review location and design issues and obtain feedback.

Nov 3, 2009

Concepts and options were presented to the City Council to update them on work completed, schedule and some of the significant decisions they will face to determine the preferred option. The presentation materials are now posted here on the web site.

Oct 29, 2009

Second STAC meeting held to review work done to date and seek feedback.

Oct 29, 2009

First public meeting to provide an overview of the concepts, impacts, street enhancement options, and an opportunity to begin a stronger public dialogue about the solutions and community desires.

Sep 24, 2009

Meeting held with utility companies to review utility location data and potential impacts and options.

Sep 23, 2009

Stakeholders and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) formed and first meeting held to review technical details to date.
(STAC meetings are for the various agencies, including Longview, Cowlitz County, WSDOT and others, to provide feedback on technical options and solutions for the City and design consultant to consider as they refine the design options.)

Aug 24, 2009

Formal meeting held with City staff and environmental representatives to determine issues and scope of environmental reviews.

Jul 30, 2009

First formal meeting with City staff and agency partners, including WSDOT, CWCOG, City of Longview and Cowlitz County. A project charter was initiated to provide guidance through the process.

Jul 14, 2009

Surveyors begin field survey work.

Jul 8, 2009

Otak engineering staff performs site visit for a walk through to develop the photo log and review field conditions. Additional data collection also begins.

Jun 16, 2009

Otak, Inc. contract executed for completion of the corridor study to identify final alignment and configuration, perform environmental reviews, and to design the first project stage.