City of Dayton Project Updates
  • The Footbridge was built in 1980 to relocate the City’s water and sewer mainlines from under the Yamhill River. The water mainline brings spring water into town and the sewer mainline takes wastewater out of town to the City's sewer ponds.  It also provides access for pedestrians to Alderman Park and the Vintages RV Resort. In June of 2018, the City hired OBEC Consulting Engineers to perform a routine inspection and load rating test on the bridge.  It was determined that due to woodpecker damage and decay in the timber towers that the bridge needed to be closed to pedestrian traffic for safety reasons.

    City Council reviewed several alternative options reports to determine the most cost-effective solution.  The City Council has approved replacing the midspan of the bridge (the area between the two A frames) with a prefabricated steel truss. The water and sewer lines will also be upgraded. Estimated cost on this project is $4.5 million.

    The City received a $1,000,000 grant from Yamhill County’s Water and Sewer Grant program in February of 2022 for this project. Financing is secured for the remainder of the project, but Staff is aggressively applying for additional grant funding.

    Bridge design has continued and is expected to be completed in November 2022.  Bidding and construction will commence at that point with an anticipated construction completion date of December of 2023. 

  • Recently the City was able to overlay 5th Street from Ferry to Ash and Main Street from 3rd to 5th.  Both projects were funded through a grant from the Oregon Department of Transportation.  Each year the City can apply for one $100,000 project grant.  In 2021, the City applied to overlay 6th street and was awarded a grant.  This project was bid out in May of 2022 and will be awarded at the June 6th City Council meeting.


    The City will be applying for another grant in 2022 to complete an overlay of 7th street in the 2022-2023 fiscal year. 

  • For several years, the Dayton City Council has designated completing a continuous sidewalk on the North side of Ferry Street between 9th and Flower Lane as a strategic goal.  Due to cost (approximately $750,000) the City was unable to fund it and sought grant funding through the Oregon Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School Program.  On December 1, 2020, the City of Dayton was awarded grant funding for the entire project.  

    This project was bid out in April of 2022 and awarded to Haworth, Inc.  Anticipated start date is in the summer of 2022.  

  • The City of Dayton purchased 13 lots within the Dayton Village planned unit development from Yamhill County in late 2018.  Dayton City Council wants to develop affordable housing units on this property. The City Council and staff worked with the Dayton Village Homeowners Association to understand the needs of this area resulting in the donation of two lots for additional parking near the entry way on Ferry Street as well as additional lighting. During the height of the covid-19 pandemic, the City Council decided to pause this project due to the heightened costs for building materials specially lumber which quadrupled. With these costs stabilizing in the spring of 2022, the City is currently working on a Request for Proposal (RFP) package to find a developer for this project. 

  • This project is the replacement of an existing sewer pump station located under the bridge on Hwy 221 just as you leave Dayton city limits. The current lift station is a one pump lift station with no backup power, and no maintenance vehicle access.  DEQ requires a lift station to have a minimum of two pumps and backup power.  The total replacement cost is $1,022,000. The City received a $511,000 through Yamhill County’s Water and Sewer Grant program to be matched with the City’s direct American Recovery Plan Act allocation and a small portion of city funds. This project is currently in the design phase and will be completed in the next 24 months.