County gathers input on road improvement plan
Multnomah County's road-improvement plan includes how the county operates its crosswalks, signals, guardrails, shoulders, turn lanes, bicycle and walking paths.
The county is in the process of updating its 20-year street project plan and is seeking public feedback, said Multnomah County spokesman Mike Pullen.
"We periodically take an overall look to see where we need make to make improvements," Pullen said. "Roads wear out, new safety problems pop up and development happens."
Multnomah County will gather community input on how to address these issues at meetings throughout the county, including in Wood Village from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, at the Wood Village Baptist Church, 23601 N.E. Arata Road., and in Corbett from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 5, at the Corbett Fire Hall, 36930 E. Historic Columbia River Highway.
Multnomah County is responsible for roads in three areas: Rural portions of the county; urban pockets within Multnomah County, and larger roads (called collectors and arterials) in and close to Fairview, Troutdale and Wood Village.
The county doesn't maintain any roads in Gresham or Portland.
In addition to the open houses, public comments may be made online at multco.us/CIPP. Online input will be accepted from Friday, Feb. 1, until Monday, March 4.
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