Bilquist Elementary Sidewalks


Design phase

Updated: Nov. 16, 2023

Construct sidewalks on both sides of SE Webster Road from Bilquist Elementary School to the existing Tri-Met transit stop at SE Roots Road, widen bike lanes to 8-feet and add a buffer area between bikes and vehicles. Crosswalk upgrades include adding lighting, a center pedestrian refuge and constructing curb ramps to comply with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements to provide access for people with disabilities.


To provide a safe route for bicyclists and pedestrians along Webster Road connecting to Bilquist Elementary School and all community members.


  • Design: present to Dec. 2024
  • Right of way: May 2023 to Winter 2024
  • Construction: Spring 2025 to Winter 2025

Traffic impacts

Expect single lane closures during construction with delays up to 20 minutes between Clackamas Road and Roots Road.

Current activities

  • Roadway improvement design
  • Community feedback at virtual open house: English | Español


  • Project estimate is $3.3 million
  • Funding is provided from Safe Routes to School grant, County Road Funds and Transportation System Development Charges.



Since curb will be added to the roadway between Bilquist Elementary and Roots Road, storm water will no longer flow off the road. Instead, the new curb will direct water to new catch basins. The water will then flow downstream through new underground storm pipes to storm water management facilities (most likely near the Roots/Webster intersection).


The proposed improvements will impact each property differently. Generally, if a fence is located outside of the public right of way (on private property), and it must be relocated in order to accommodate the road improvements, the owner of the fence will be compensated for the removal and/or relocation of the fence. These impacts will be minimized as much as reasonably possible.


Access to properties will be maintained during construction. Expect delays up to 20 minutes during daytime construction hours.


Existing utilities will be relocated as needed. Above ground utilities will remain above ground.


The purpose of the proposed project is to provide a safe route to the Bilquist Elementary School by adding bike lanes and sidewalks. This project is primarily funded by a Oregon Department of Transportation Safe Routes to School grant. Improvements to reduce congestion at the Webster/Roots intersection are not part of this project.

Department Staff
Jonathan Hangartner, PE
Project Manager