Update on North Village Sidewalk Improvements

Press release

Last Friday morning, the Mammoth Lakes Town Council visited the ongoing North Village Sidewalk Improvements. Mayor Shields Richardson spoke about the need to provide enhanced pedestrian infrastructure in The Village along with improved transit amenities for our many residents and visitors.

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The improvements will enhance pedestrian, bicycle and vehicular mobility in the area and will also serve to enhance overall Town circulation. The highlight of the project is a new bus shelter and a large bus turnout.

This $928,692 project was awarded to Spiess Construction Co Inc. on August 3, 2016 by Council. Funding was derived from The North Village Area Community Facilities District (CFD) and the North Village Benefit Assessment District.

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The project begins just north of the northerly property line of the Burgers Restaurant Parcel and continues north to Forest Trail. It then continues east along the south side of Forest Trail from Minaret to Berner Street.

Enhancements in the North Village area along Minaret Road, Forest Trail and Berner Street includes a paver sidewalk consistent with the west side of the road. In addition, street lighting, a bus turn out sized for two buses, bike lanes, transit shelter, parallel parking, and a pedestrian activated red light crosswalk (HAWK) are also included in the project.

Mayor Shields Richardson, Council member Colin Fernie, Council member Cleland Hoff and Mayor Pro Tem John Wentworth.

Mayor Shields Richardson, Council member Colin Fernie, Council member Cleland Hoff and Mayor Pro Tem John Wentworth.

Also included are sidewalk improvements to the southwest corner of the intersection of Minaret and Forest Trail.

The proposed improvements are consistent with the requirements of applicable development agreements, the North Village Specific Plan, Transportation and Circulation Element and the Town’s Bicycle Plan, Pedestrian Plan and Mobility Element.

Work is scheduled to be completed this month prior to the commencement of the 2016/2017 ski season on November 10.

 

 

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7 Responses to Update on North Village Sidewalk Improvements

  1. Tinner October 4, 2016 at 6:59 pm #

    Money well spent, I just something would or could be done about people speeding through this area with so many pedestrians and cyclists, snow on the road or not, people drive way too fast.
    I recall plans to construct a roundabout at the intersection of Minaret and Forest Trail.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYIzL0m8Jho

     
    • Tinner October 5, 2016 at 2:04 pm #

      Nailed the landing!

       
  2. Uncle Scam October 5, 2016 at 6:35 am #

    $ 1 million in federal funds for a sidewalk in a resort town that caters primarily to the affluent from Los Angeles.

    And built to improve pedestrian access to the private businesses in The Village.

    Beautiful.

     
    • bob October 9, 2016 at 4:18 pm #

      The property owners paid for the improvements through assessment districts. There is no public money in the project. The Town is managing the project for them.

       
  3. Sierra Lady October 5, 2016 at 8:28 am #

    The improvements are looking good, but all that should have been built when they put in the parking lot years ago. It will be especially nice to have a real bus stop there instead of people waiting along side of snowbanks in the weather.

    I recall the roundabout discussion way back when. Can you imagine how difficult it would be to keep something like that plowed in winter? The Youtube video you posted is frightening!

    B. Richter

     
  4. J-Dub October 6, 2016 at 6:55 pm #

    I believe that the stated sources of funding are assessment districts. That should mean that the property owners of the district have paid for the project, not Federal funding. I may be wrong buts that’s how I see it.

    Village Area Community Facilities District (CFD) and the North Village Benefit Assessment District

     
    • Uncle Scam October 9, 2016 at 9:48 am #

      Thank you J-Dub for recognizing my error; you are correct, the article states that the funding source for this project is/are property assessments, not federal funds.

      I confused the funding source for this project with the federal funding for the Lake George bike path project, reported on around the same time as this article.

      Thanks.

       

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