Welches Road (Hwy 26 to Birdie Lane) Pedestrian Improvements

Welches Road is a main road without sidewalks or shoulders in the Welches area. To provide a safer roadway for all users, especially pedestrians, a project is planned between Hwy 26 and Birdie Lane. 

In 2016, the Welches community helped the county develop The Villages at Mt. Hood Pedestrian and Bikeway Implementation Plan. The plan prioritizes pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure improvements to create a connected system integrated with transit to meet the needs of residents and visitors, such as Safe Routes to School plans, enhanced Hwy 26 crossings, and identifying bicycle and pedestrian needs. The Welches Road project is identified as a high priority project within the Villages at Mt. Hood Pedestrian and Bikeway Implementation Plan.

County Roads Take Me Home stickerProjects funded through the new Community Road Fund will increase safety, relieve congestion and maintain local roads.


Project planning 

Updated: March 22, 2024


To provide a safer roadway for all users of the roadway, especially vehicles and bicyclists.

Survey - April 21 deadline

How do you walk or bike on Welches Road between Highway 26 and Birdie Lane? Tell us your preferences, ideas and concerns through an interactive survey by April 21, 2024. Please share with your neighbors, family and friends! 

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Design: May 2024 - Fall2025

Right of way: Spring 2025 - Fall 2026

Construction: Fall 2026 to Fall 2027

Traffic impact

No impacts to traffic at this time. Single lane closures and detours may be needed during construction.

Current activities

Project planning.


  • Project estimate $3.4 million.
  • Funding is provided from Community Road Funds and System Development Charges.

Other resources

Department Staff
Mike Ward
Project Manager


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