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Volume 5, Issue 2


February 2007

Murray Boulevard project PAC announced

The Project Advisory Committee (PAC) for the Murray Boulevard road improvement project was announced on February 6. This committee includes representatives from neighborhood groups, property owners, the business community, other citizens and affected public agencies. They will meet regularly to receive updates and advise the project team.

PAC members include: Mike Appel, Hal Ballard, Virginia Bruce, Rick Edmunds, Mary Gingel, Jerry Green, Martha Heilman, Sheila Hobernicht, Laura Kelly, Elaine Ledbetter, Martha Moyer, John Ragno, Jerry Renfro, Xander Smit, and Dr. Terry Tobin.

Murray Boulevard is a major connection between the Cedar Mill community and Highway 26. Murray is designated as a four-lane arterial roadway in Washington County’s adopted transportation plan. Currently, the roadway in this stretch has only two lanes with turn lanes.

Roadway widening and improvements are intended to improve safety and capacity. Traffic volumes on Murray Boulevard are currently about 20,000 vehicles per day (vpd), and this is expected in increase to 30,000 vpd in 20 years.

The following improvements will be constructed:

• An additional lane in each direction on Murray Boulevard, making it a four-lane road
• Turn lanes or median islands on Murray Boulevard
• Signal modernization and additional turn lanes at the Murray/Cornell intersection
• Bike lanes, sidewalks, and transit facilities
• Curbs and gutters, landscaping and streetlighting
• Storm drainage system improvements

County crews completed field surveying and consulting engineer WRG Design started preliminary engineering in late 2006. Engineering design and right-of-way acquisition will proceed through 2007. Construction is expected to start in late 2007, and be substantially completed in 2008.

More information about the project is available at the County website at



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