|Volume 9, Issue 4||
Powers that Be
|The sidewalk on 143rd currently ends at the entrance to Terra Linda Elementary|
An upcoming Minor Betterments project of interest to Cedar Mill residents is the completion of sidewalks along NW 143rd Ave. This project will construct a mix of asphalt pathway and concrete sidewalk along the east side of NW 143rd Avenue from NW Hunters Drive to NW West Union. In addition, a concrete sidewalk on NW Kaiser Road near NW Whistler Lane will be constructed. The project will be built for $118K, work is scheduled to be completed by June 201l.
Dave Schamp, manager of the Operations and Maintenance Division, informed us at the April 4, 2011 Washington County Public Affairs Forum that the MBP is "request-driven," that is, residents are invited to identify a road safety issue or to nominate a connectivity improvement. To report a road-related problem or request an improvement project, call 503-846-ROAD (7623), email the Division, or submit an online service request.
Each year, the Department of Land Use and Transportation (DLUT) prepares a road maintenance work plan for approval by our Board of Commissioners. The plan identifies maintenance activities that preserve the public's investment in the county's transportation infrastructure, providing the highest level of service possible within the resources available. Roads in the major roadway system are the highest general maintenance priority.
The county would like to hear from the public by April 22 about the Draft 2011 Road Maintenance Work Program. Comments may be submitted using the online form, by email, or by calling the Division at 503-846-ROAD (846-7623). This is a real opportunity to advance active transportation in the area.
Andrew Singelakis, Director of the DLUT since March 2010, has elevated the importance of active transportation projects (pedestrian and bicycle) in the county as reflected in the county's Draft 2011 Work Program. The public review and comment on the Work Program is at co.washington.or.us/LUT/News/work-program-comment-opportunity.cfm.
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