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Every few years, Multnomah County updates a plan of roads to improve over the next 20 years. This plan:
Helps the County know how much money (capital) is needed for roads and how to get the most from it.
Lays out which road improvements to make, and in what order.
For the first time in more than a decade, the County is digging in deep to understand its roads. That’s crucial because:
Many more people live here now than 10 or 20 years ago, and more get around without a car.
Landslides and floods from extreme weather affect County roads more often, especially in rural areas.
With better tools than ever for collecting data, we can make a truly in-depth plan.
Along with your input last year, the County is gathering two types of information to help shape the plan:
Last year we asked, "Do you have any problem spots on County roads?"
In response, you mentioned 56 roads. Seven were mentioned at least 10 times. They are ranked below by number of mentions.
|Segment||Road||Mentions||Issues in a nutshell|
|Too narrow for motor and non-motor users to safely mix. Speeds too high. Poor sight lines at intersections.|
Scholls Ferry Road
|Confusing speed limits near county border, actual speeds too high. Lack of facilities for non-motor users. Water runs across road, with ice in winter.|
|High-volume commute route despite being narrow and winding — a poor fit for both non-motor users and large trucks.|
Cornelius Pass Road
|Intersection with Skyline is confusing and dangerous, with poor sight lines.|
|Too narrow and potholed for motor and non-motor users to safely mix.|
Historic Columbia River Hwy.
|Dangerous intersection with Hurlburt, pros and cons of converting to one-way to mitigate effects of tourist traffic, including by bike.|
|Needs sidewalks and bike lanes, as well as better intersection controls at 223rd, 185th, Interlachen due to increased freight movement.|
Last year we asked, “What’s most important to consider in planning and building County roads?”
Most priorities received greater than 60 percent support in terms of combined Most Important/Important measures (shaded blue below). “Prevent collisions” received nearly unanimous support, with “Make it safer to walk and bike” a close runner-up.
For more information about the public feedback we received, please see the Outreach Summary.
The previous tabs list projects that the County could prioritize. After you look at them, choose five using the dropdown menus below that have the highest priority for you.
The prioritized list of projects is a reflection of the order in which we would deliver projects if we had limitless resources and no emergencies or other mitigating factors when selection criteria is applied. However, we have to be responsive to issues and funding opportunities when they arise. Mitigating factors that can influence when and why we build a project:
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