ODOT, Molalla embarking on pedestrian bike path
Oregon's Department of Transportation is partnering with the city of Molalla to design and build improvements for bikers and pedestrians on the north side of Highway 211 between Highway 213 and South Ona Way. They also plan to build a small pedestrian bridge over Bear Creek.
While no stoplight is planned, there already is a crosswalk at OR211 and Hezzie Lane, ODOT will also add lighting to the area for travelers at OR211 and the east side of North Hezzie Lane. The cost will be $2.8 million. People are invited to an open house on Wednesday, Oct. 2 from 5-7 p.m. at the Molalla Public Library Conference Room. There will be no formal presentation, but residents will be able to see plans for the improvements.
The sidewalk will run between the Safeway Shopping Center and the west corner of the Dentist on Main. The shared path will be 10 feet with a five foot buffer between Industrial Way and the east corner of the future multi-family development.
The improvements currently are in the design stage and construction is likely to begin in summer 2020 and should be completed early in 2021. Access to homes, businesses and other destinations and/or travel routes will be maintained throughout the project during construction.
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