Multnomah County seeks public input on 20-year roads plan

January 28, 2019

Multnomah County has scheduled a round of open house meetings and an online open house to gather public input on a twenty-year capital improvement plan for the county’s roads. The county has 274 miles of roads, mostly in rural areas and in the east county cities of Fairview, Troutdale and Wood Village. The county also has roads in some urban unincorporated areas, such as Dunthorpe and the West Hills.

The final plan will prioritize capital projects – ranging from road widening to bike lanes to culvert replacements and more – based on criteria that include safety, equity, asset management and sustainability.

The open houses will be held at:

Wood Village Baptist Church

23601 NE Arata Rd., Wood Village
Monday, February 4, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Corbett Fire Hall (EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW AND ICE)
36930 Historic Columbia River Hwy., Corbett
Tuesday, February 5, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Sauvie Island Grange
14443 NW Charlton Rd., Portland
Wednesday, February 6, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

An online open house with the same information and input opportunities will be offered from February 4 – March 4 at www.multco.us/CIPP.

Using public feedback received last year, the county has drafted lists of road projects to share with the public. Open house attendees can learn why and how the county updates the road plan. The events also offer people an opportunity to tell the county:

  • If you agree with how projects were chosen
  • Which projects on the lists are most important
  • If anything is missing from the lists

For more information or to request public meeting accommodations, contact Jessica Berry at Multnomah County (email: road_cipp@multco.us) or visit the project web page: www.multco.us/CIPP.