238th Drive project area
238th Drive project area

Project Information:

Project Description:

This project will make it easier for trucks to navigate the curve on this section of 238th. It will also improve access for other modes of transportation, including pedestrians and bicyclists.

The improved road will include:

  • A 14-foot southbound (uphill) lane with a 12-foot passing lane

  • A 15-foot northbound lane

  • 10-foot shared paths for walking and biking on both sides

  • Improved drainage and vegetation

  • As few property impacts as possible

Existing and post-project views of NE 238th Drive looking north.
Existing and post-project views of NE 238th Drive looking north.

The project is a top priority in the East Metro Connections Plan. It was identified by a consensus of the four East County cities and Multnomah County.  The plan was adopted by the four city councils, the Metro Council, and the Multnomah County Board.

The road currently has no bike lanes and just a narrow sidewalk on one side. The improvements will create an opportunity to improve all modes of transportation and improve access to adjacent businesses.

The current road is also difficult for freight. Many trucks are restricted here. The changes will allow trucks to connect more easily between US26 and I-84. Improved freight movement on 238th will help balance truck traffic between the four I-84 exits in East County.

Design Concepts

At a February 2018 public meeting the project team presented three design concepts for the cross section (or width) of NE 238th Drive.  They vary in widths and include different features.  The middle width concept was the most popular one with meeting attendees. Click on this file to enlarge the graphic.

Three concepts for the new cross-section of NE 238th Drive

Public Involvement

The most recent public meeting for the project was held on Monday, February 26, 2018 at Wood Village Baptist Church, 23601 NE Arata Road. The project team presented concepts for the roadway design for public feedback.  If you have a comment or question about the project, please use the webform below. Here is the meeting presentation.  02-26-2018 Public meeting presentation (1.53 MB)

A public meeting was held on June 6, 2017 at Wood Village Town Hall.  Here is the meeting presentation. 238th Drive meeting presentation, 6-6-2017 (773.1 KB)

A summary of public comments from the meeting is here:

Public comments from 6-6-2017 238th Drive Project Meeting (45.17 KB)

The project team briefed the city councils of Troutdale and Wood Village at public meetings in spring 2017.

To contact the project team with questions or comments, or to sign up for project updates, complete and submit the web form below. Construction is expected in 2019.

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