Public invited to comment on bike, pedestrian and freight projects in Clackamas County proposed for regional funding
Clackamas County will host an open house Thursday, Aug. 1,6:15-8 p.m., to give the public an opportunity to learn more about and commenton six transportation improvement projects being considered for regionalfunding through Metro's Regional Flexible Funds program.
At the open house, the public will be able to gather moreinformation about each of the proposed projects and express their views aboutthe projects to County and city officials. The meeting will be in room115 of the Development Services Building, 150Beavercreek Road, Oregon City.
The six projects, proposed by Clackamas County and thecities of Gladstone, Happy Valley and Oregon City, are being considered forfunding in 2016-18. The funds, which come from three federal programs andare allocated by the region every two to three years, must be spent on bicycle,pedestrian and/or freight transportation projects.
The six proposed projects (listed in alphabetical order)are:
- ClackamasCounty Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Plan Phase 2B, ClackamasCounty - Reduce freight vehicle delay and improve freight-related roadwaydesign deficiencies in the Clackamas Industrial Area and Wilsonville
- JenningsAvenue: OR 99E to Oatfield Road Sidewalk and Bike Lanes, Clackamas County -Construct sidewalks on the north side of Jennings Ave and bike lanes on bothsides of Jennings Avenue along 3,860 lineal feet of roadway
- MolallaAvenue: Beavercreek Road to OR 213, Oregon City - Improve travel safety andconnectivity for pedestrians and bicyclists with modified lane configurations,new curb alignments and median treatments.
- SE129th Avenue - Bike Lane and Sidewalk Project, Happy Valley - Provide safeconnectivity for pedestrians and bicyclists between SE Mountain Gate Road andSE Scott Creek Lane by adding sidewalk and bike lanes.
- SunriseSystem: Industrial Area Freight Access and Multimodal Project, ClackamasCounty - Improve safety in the Clackamas Industrial Area by constructing a newtwo-lane facility to relieve congestion on OR 212/224, close an existingat-grade mainline railroad crossing and construct a separated multi-use path forpedestrians and cyclists.
- TrolleyTrail Historic Bridge Feasibility Study, Gladstone to Oregon City, Gladstone- Address the need for improved active transportation access across theClackamas River by studying the feasibility of rehabilitating the PortlandAvenue Historic Trolley Bridge as an extension of the Trolley Trail.
Final decisions about which projects to move forward forfunding will be made by a committee of representatives from jurisdictions inClackamas County urban areas. Members of that committee will be at theAug. 1 open house.
People who would like to commentbut are not able to attend the Aug. 1 event are welcome to send comments totransportation planning supervisor Karen Buehrig at email@example.com or 150Beavercreek Road, Oregon City, OR 97045. Comments will be acceptedthrough Thursday, Aug. 8.
More information about the Regional Flexible Funds program,and project descriptions in Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese and Russian, can befound at www.oregonmetro.gov/rffa.
Questions or comments about Clackamas County projects may besent to Buehrig at firstname.lastname@example.org 503-742-4683.
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