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From: Edward Nieto, Clackamas County Community Relations Specialist, 503-971-7094
Jeroen Kok, NCPRD Strategic Planning, Development & Resource Manager, 503-742-4421

08-06-15

Clackamas County

Media and Interested Parties

Improvement project increases safety at Trolley Trail crossing

North Clackamas Parks & Recreation District (NCPRD) is pleased to announce the completion of a collaborative safety improvement project at the Trolley Trail crossing at the intersection of 22nd Avenue and McLoughlin Boulevard/Highway 99E. NCPRD partnered with the city of Milwaukie, TriMet and the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) to redesign the crossing to increase the safety of pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers.

The four project partners each contributed approximately $37,500 to make improvements including:

Milwaukie Mayor Mark Gamba, at the time a council member, convened the four project partners to improve the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists at the intersection – a long-standing issue predating the construction of the Trolley Trail. ODOT worked with TriMet and the City of Milwaukie to develop a plan to redesign the intersection, which NCPRD helped review before construction began in May 2015.

"NCPRD is proud to be a partner in this important project, which will enhance the safety and enjoyment of everyone who uses the Trolley Trail," said NCPRD Strategic Planning, Development & Resource Manager Jeroen Kok.

The Trolley Trail improvements were made in conjunction with the MAX Orange Line construction. NCPRD, TriMet, ODOT and the city of Milwaukie will work together to monitor the effectiveness of the new crossing. TriMet and NCPRD are developing a long-term maintenance plan for the Trolley Trail and crossing area.

The six-mile Trolley Trail connects neighborhoods, schools, parks, retirement communities and business districts between Milwaukie and Gladstone.

For more information about the Trolley Trail, visit http://ncprd.com/parks/trolley-trail.

North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District is a service district of Clackamas County dedicated to providing exceptional parks and recreation programs, facilities and services. The District – which serves more than 116,000 residents in a 36-square mile area – includes more than 38 parks, 25 natural areas, 15 miles of trails including the Trolley Trail, Mount Talbert Nature Park and three facilities: Hood View Sports Complex, the Milwaukie Center and the North Clackamas Aquatic Park.

For more information, members of the media can contact Edward Nieto at enieto@clackamas.us or 503-971-7094, or Jeroen Kok at jkok@clackamas.us or 503-742-4421.

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