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Clackamas County is seeking public input on Roadway Standsards revisions via phone or email by Feb. 21

Clackamas County has drafted revisions and updates to its Roadway Standards and is seeking public comment on the proposed changes.

The revised standards are posted online at clackamas.us/engineering/roadway.html. While you can view the standards here, the forum doesn't leave an option for public comment. Instead, people with questions or comments are asked to contact Rick Nys, development engineering supervisor of Clackamas County Engineering, at 503-742-4702 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The deadline for public comment is Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, according to a press release from Clackamas County.

The Roadway Standards set specifications and guidelines for design and construction of public and private roadway improvements, per the county. They are intended to maximize safety, convenience, aesthetics and more.

Until now, these specifications and guidelines were last updated in 2018, according to the county.

The key proposed revisions include the following. They will add a requirement for a third party inspector for larger development and utility projects, change the definition of substantial completion for a subdivision, add requirements for traffic analysis to better define "safety," change the requirements for pavement restoration related to utility trenches and lastly add requirements for small cell/5G wireless facilities.

Brayden Wise is a student at Canby High School. When he visited the Canby Herald for a job shadow, we put him to work writing this story.


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