From: Ellen Rogalin, Clackamas Co. Department of Transportation and Development, 503-742-4274 Date: 1-7-13

Clackamas County

Media and Interested Parties

Proposed revisions to Clackamas County roadway standards available for public comment

Clackamas County has drafted revisions and updates to its Roadway Standards, and is seeking public comment on the proposed changes. The revised standards are posted at http://www.clackamas.us/engineering/roadway.html. The deadline for public comment is Monday, Jan. 21.

The Roadway Standards, which set specifications and guidelines for design and construction of public and private roadway improvements, were last updated in 2010. Key proposed revisions include the following:

  • Incorporating utility and driveway requirements that were recently deleted from the County Code;
  • Updating requirements for dedication of public right-of-way and easements, and
  • Adding requirements for cement-stabilized roadway by full depth reclamation or cement-treated base.

The Roadway Standards are intended to maximize safety, convenience, aesthetics, resource protection, ease of maintenance, livability and sustainability.  More specifically, the standards:

  • Provide specific, consistent and acceptable road design and construction elements for applicants, developers and other private parties constructing or modifying road right-of-way facilities or on-site improvements that require County permits, and
  • Establish uniform criteria to guide the County’s design and construction of its own facilities. 

People with comments or questions are asked to contact Senior Traffic Engineer Rick Nys at richardnys@co.clackamas.or.us or 503-742-4702.

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