Valley View Schools Area - Safe Routes to School

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Photo of a street with a yellow sign indicating a place for people to walk.

Please take a few minutes to share your thought and ideas on the proposed project and identify any additional areas of opportunities and concern in the survey below. The survey closes on Thursday, April 7, 2022.

The City of Bloomington is planning to improve bicycle and pedestrian facilities surrounding the Valley View Elementary and Middle School campuses. Some improvements will be made to the existing sidewalk and crossings with the 2022-101 Pavement Reconstruction project on both E 88th Street and 3rd Avenue S. (with 2022 construction). Other needs identified for this area are outside of the scope and funding available for the 2022 project so we will be pursuing funding through a federal transportation grant through the Metropolitan Council Regional Solicitation in the Safe Routes to School category. If awarded, we will be designing and constructing a Valley View Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Project for 2026 or 2027.

The proposed improvements for the future Safe Routes to School Project include:

  • Sidewalk with grass boulevard on the north side of E 88th Street; and
  • Additional safety improvements at Portland Avenue School Crossing (e.g. pedestrian refuge island, possible location modification and new sidewalk connection from the middle school to the crosswalk)

While this first round of public engagement for the planning of a future project has a very short timeline, it is primarily based on the sidewalk and crosswalk safety needs identified with previous planning and the development of the Safe Routes to School Plan for Bloomington Public Schools and this Valley View campus. A copy of the SRTS plan is available in the Documents in the right hand column. Comments received from this survey will be used to adjust the project scope for the funding application and will guide the more detailed design if the future project is funded.

Feel free to contact Amy Marohn with comments and questions about the future Valley View Schools Safe Routes to School Project.

This project page will be used to share updates about project funding and future project development and construction.

Photo of a street with a yellow sign indicating a place for people to walk.

Please take a few minutes to share your thought and ideas on the proposed project and identify any additional areas of opportunities and concern in the survey below. The survey closes on Thursday, April 7, 2022.

The City of Bloomington is planning to improve bicycle and pedestrian facilities surrounding the Valley View Elementary and Middle School campuses. Some improvements will be made to the existing sidewalk and crossings with the 2022-101 Pavement Reconstruction project on both E 88th Street and 3rd Avenue S. (with 2022 construction). Other needs identified for this area are outside of the scope and funding available for the 2022 project so we will be pursuing funding through a federal transportation grant through the Metropolitan Council Regional Solicitation in the Safe Routes to School category. If awarded, we will be designing and constructing a Valley View Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Project for 2026 or 2027.

The proposed improvements for the future Safe Routes to School Project include:

  • Sidewalk with grass boulevard on the north side of E 88th Street; and
  • Additional safety improvements at Portland Avenue School Crossing (e.g. pedestrian refuge island, possible location modification and new sidewalk connection from the middle school to the crosswalk)

While this first round of public engagement for the planning of a future project has a very short timeline, it is primarily based on the sidewalk and crosswalk safety needs identified with previous planning and the development of the Safe Routes to School Plan for Bloomington Public Schools and this Valley View campus. A copy of the SRTS plan is available in the Documents in the right hand column. Comments received from this survey will be used to adjust the project scope for the funding application and will guide the more detailed design if the future project is funded.

Feel free to contact Amy Marohn with comments and questions about the future Valley View Schools Safe Routes to School Project.

This project page will be used to share updates about project funding and future project development and construction.

Page last updated: 01 Apr 2022, 10:58 AM