Canby Council to talk ODOT noise variance
An ODOT-planned paving and improvement project along Highway 99E in Canby will begin construction in late 2022, but before that happens, there are some details to be worked out.
One of those details will be discussed during a virtual public hearing by the Canby City Council at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3. The topic will be whether to consider granting a noise variance to ODOT for this project within the Canby city limits. ODOT is requesting up to 24 weeks of night work between September 2022 and September 2023.
The meeting will be live on CTV Channel 5, YouTube or Zoom. To watch on YouTube, go to youtube.com/channel/UCn8dRr3QzZYXoPUEF4OTP-A.
Register to participate via Zoom at us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_v3YpnlGITVWNc0mrj5Kxrw.
The $9 million project proposes to improve a one mile stretch of the highway and add features from South Pine Street to Southwest Berg Parkway. The ODOT website describes the project as adding "features to help everyone get around more safely when driving, biking, walking, taking transit or using mobility devices such as a wheelchair."
The plan includes:
Repave the highway for the entire length of the project for a safer, smoother ride.
Improve traffic signals with new detectors and crosswalks at South Elm Street, South Grant Street and South Ivy Street to increase safety for everyone.
Reconstruct several short sections of sidewalk along the corridor, for example on the south side of Highway 99E between La Conasuper Market and Rite Aid.
Update striping along the highway for consistent lane width to encourage slower, safer speeds on the busy commercial street.
New bicycle lanes on both sides of the highway between Southwest Berg Parkway and South Elm Street.
Install sidewalk curb ramps at all intersections to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards and improve access for everyone.
Remove the unused railroad tracks and realign the tracks still in use that cross Highway 99E diagonally near South Pine Street to eliminate a hazard for people crossing the tracks.
Partner with Canby Area Transit on improvements to increase safety and access for transit users as bus shelters are added in the area.
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