Public invited to weigh in on preferred gateway signs for Clackamas Regional Center area

From: Ellen Rogalin, Clackamas County Department of Transportation & Development, 503-742-4274

Media and Interested Parties

Over the next three years, the Clackamas Regional Center Mobility Improvement Project will complete more than 30 individual transportation improvements needed in the Clackamas Regional Center area by the county’s Development Agency.

These improvements are designed to reduce congestion, improve safety, and provide better connections for all travelers, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders, including widened roads and intersections, new bike and pedestrian paths and crossings, added bus stops, and improved street lighting and drainage.

With extensive improvements on the way, the project team is working to design features to help identify the Clackamas Regional Center as a special place to live, work and shop. Three designs for gateway signs have been developed, and the public is invited to express their views about which design they prefer.

Members of the public and other interested parties are invited to review the proposed gateway sign designs and vote for their favorite at www.crcmobilityproject.org/design/voting/.

With transportation improvements planned in the southern portion of the regional center, the plan is for one gateway sign at each of the following locations:

  • 82nd Avenue northbound at Sunnybrook Boulevard
  • Harmony Road eastbound, west of Fuller Road
  • Sunnyside Road westbound, west of the I-205 bridge
  • Sunnyside Road westbound, east of the I-205 bridge

The improvements as part of this project were selected after a year-long process of reviewing needed transportation improvements already identified in previous county transportation studies. The project team consulted with the public, businesses and technical experts to identify the improvements that would result in the most safety and travel benefits for the larger community.

Project design is underway, with construction planned beginning in 2019. A complete list of the selected projects is available at www.crcmobilityproject.org.

For more information, contact Project Manager Dave Queener at davidque@clackamas.us or 503-742-4322.