- Location: NE 238th Drive, between Arata and Oregon St. (see location map)
- Schedule: Construction scheduled to begin late spring 2021 (see schedule update).
- Estimated Cost: $8.77 million
- Funding Source: ODOT’s Statewide Transportation Improvement Program will provide about 90% of the funds, with the remainder coming from the county.
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
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.
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.
Based on public feedback and engineering judgment, the typical section of the roadway will look like this:
For traffic information and public presentations, visit the project's Document Library.
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