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Open House on projects for regional transportation funding set for July 21
Clackamas County and the cities of Happy Valley, Milwaukie, West Linn and Lake Oswego are proposing six potential transportation improvement projects to be considered for funding with flexible federal funds administered by Metro.
The limited amount of funds – approximately $3 million for Clackamas County – must be spent on projects that benefit pedestrian, bicycle and freight movement. The money will be available in 2014-15. More information about the program is available from Metro and by clicking here.
“This is a wonderful opportunity,” said County Commission Chair Charlotte Lehan, “to improve travel options for our residents that promote sustainable communities and a healthy lifestyle. I’m also pleased that we are keeping freight movement, which is so important to our business community, at the top of our priority list.”
Proposed projects for Clackamas County and its urban cities will be available for review and comment at a public open house set for 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, July 21, at the County’s Development Services Building, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City, OR 97045.
People are also welcome to comment by email or regular mail to Transportation Planning Supervisor Karen Buehrig firstname.lastname@example.org or at the Development Services Building in Oregon City. Comments will be accepted through Thursday, July 21.
The six proposed projects (listed in alphabetical order) are:
·82nd Avenue Boulevard between Monterey and Sunnyside; sponsored by Oregon Department of Transportation and Clackamas County -- Add median treatments, sidewalks, bike lanes, street lighting and bus shelters. Request: $2.969 million of the estimated $6 million of improvements
·Boones Ferry Road/Lake Grove Town Center Multi-Modal Improvements; sponsored by City of Lake Oswego – Reconstruct cross-section of Boones Ferry Road from Kruse Way to Madrona, adding bike lanes, sidewalks, planting strips, mid-block pedestrian crossings and a greenstreet median to treat stormwater. Request: $1.5 million for preliminary engineering.
·I-205 Multi-Use Trail; sponsored by City of West Linn – Improve pedestrian and bicycle mobility from 10th St/Salamo Rd in West Linn to 11th St/Main St in Oregon City. Request: $1.55 million for project development and construction.
·Mt. Scott Creek Trail Extension; sponsored by City of Happy Valley and North Clackamas Parks & Recreation District – Create a safe, alternate pedestrian route from the trail/footbridge west of 122nd/129th Ave, west to Southern Lites Park, south under Sunnyside Rd to Mt. Talbert Nature Park. Request: $180,000 for project development and design.
·Regional Freight Intelligent Transportation System Project; sponsored by Clackamas County – Improve freight mobility in congested subareas of the Clackamas Industrial Area with improved signal equipment, signal timing and minor roadway improvements. Request: $790,000 for development and construction.
·SE 17th Avenue Multi-Use Regional Trail Connection; sponsored by City of Milwaukie, North Clackamas Parks & Recreation District, Metro – Construct a trail on the west side of SE 17th Ave to connect the Trolley Trail and Springwater Corridor. Request: $3 million, to complete the $3.4 million project.
The projects, which are in various stages of planning, were proposed by individual jurisdictions, and reviewed and moved forward by the Clackamas Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC), with input from the Regional Freight Advisory Committee and the Clackamas County Pedestrian/Bicycle Advisory Committee. Recommendations on which projects to fund will be made by the County and cities. The final decision will be made at the regional level.