Gorham Street Resurfacing

Last Updated: 12/03/2020

Latest Update

12/3/2020 Update:

The Gorham St. resurfacing project was presented to the Transportation Commission on Nov. 18, 2020, and they recommended that the project proceed with the inclusion of the bike lanes on the blocks of Gorham between Brearly and Baldwin along with parking pull-outs, where feasible.  The project team has also reviewed additional pedestrian improvement options, and the proposed project now includes bumpouts at the intersections of Hamilton St., Franklin St., Blair St., and Blount St., and improved crosswalk markings (continental crosswalks) at each of the non-signalized intersections, likely on the easterly side of the intersection.  The RRFB is planned to remain at the Blair St. crossing.

The project is now scheduled to go to the Board of Public Works on Jan. 6, 2021.  Once the agenda is posted for the meeting, you may register for the meeting on the Clerk’s website.  Please note that Gorham St. is included as part of a more general contract for resurfacing, which will be the title of the item on the BPW agenda.

Project Overview

Following the sanitary sewer replacement work on Gorham St. in 2020, the City is planning to resurface the Gorham Street pavement in 2021. In most locations, this will involve a mill and overlay of the pavement surface and replacement of the pavement markings. The City is also proposing to install bumpouts at the pedestrian crossings nearest James Madison Park. The blocks between Brearly Street and Baldwin Street are more narrow than the other blocks of Gorham, so there are currently no bike lanes on these blocks.  Staff are currently reviewing options for how to continue the bike lane on Gorham to Baldwin.

Project Limits

Butler St. to Baldwin St.


Tentative schedule: May 10, 2021-June 30, 2021

Public Involvement

There are a number of points of contact during this project where the public is encouraged to give feedback as part of public information meetings and public hearings. Dates and times are indicated below:

Public Information Meetings

A public information meeting was held Nov. 16, 2020, via Zoom.

Nov. 16, 2020 Public Information Meeting Recording
Nov. 16, 2020 Public Information Meeting PowerPoint Presentation

City Meetings, Process

Transportation Commission: Nov. 18, 2020
Board of Public Works: Jan. 6, 2021
Common Council: Jan. 19, 2021