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Public to comment on projects for Metro regional funding

Clackamas County will host an open house from 6:15 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, to give the public an opportunity to learn more about and comment on six transportation improvement projects being considered for regional funding through Metro’s Regional Flexible Funds program.

The public will be able to gather more information about each of the proposed projects and express their views to county and city officials. The meeting will be in room 115 of the Development Services Building, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City.

The six projects, proposed by Clackamas County and the cities of Gladstone, Happy Valley and Oregon City, are being considered for funding in 2016-18. The funds, which come from three federal programs and are allocated by the region every two to three years, must be spent on bicycle, pedestrian and/or freight transportation projects.

The proposed projects (in alphabetical order) are:

1. Clackamas County Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Plan Phase 2B, Clackamas County — Reduce freight vehicle delay and freight-related roadway design deficiencies in the Clackamas Industrial Area and Wilsonville

2. Jennings Avenue: OR 99E to Oatfield Road Sidewalk and Bike Lanes, Clackamas County — Construct sidewalks on the north side of Jennings Avenue and bike lanes on both sides of Jennings along 3,860 lineal feet of roadway

3. Molalla Avenue: Beavercreek Road to OR 213, Oregon City — Address travel safety and connectivity for pedestrians and bicyclists with modified lane configurations, new curb alignments and median treatments.

4. Southeast 129th Avenue: Bike lane and Sidewalk Project, Happy Valley — Provide safe connectivity for pedestrians and bicyclists between Southeast Mountain Gate Road and Scott Creek Lane by adding sidewalk and bike lanes.

5. Sunrise System: Industrial Area Freight Access and Multimodal Project, Clackamas County — Officials hope to improve safety in the Clackamas Industrial Area by constructing a new two-lane facility to relieve congestion on OR 212/224, close an existing at-grade mainline railroad crossing, and construct a separated multi-use path for pedestrians and cyclists.

6. Trolley Trail Historic Bridge Feasibility Study, Gladstone to Oregon City, Gladstone — Address active transportation access across the Clackamas River by studying the feasibility of rehabilitating the Portland Avenue Historic Trolley Bridge as an extension of the Trolley Trail.

Decisions about which projects to move forward for funding will be made by a committee of representatives from jurisdictions in Clackamas County urban areas. Members of that committee will be at the Aug. 1 open house.

People who would like to comment but who are unable to attend the Aug. 1 event are welcome to send their input to transportation planning supervisor Karen Buehrig at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City. Comments will be accepted through Thursday, Aug. 8.

More information about the Regional Flexible Funds program, and project descriptions in Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese and Russian, can be found at oregonmetro.gov/rff.

People also may call Buehrig at 503-742-4683 with questions or comments about Clackamas County projects.




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