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PBOT is planning to construct a new pedestrian/bicycle bridge over Interstate 84 and the Union Pacific Railroad to better connect the rapidly growing Lloyd and Central Eastside Industrial districts. The bridge, called for in the Central City 2035 Plan as part of a larger “Green Loop,” will provide a safer, more convenient connection for people walking and cycling between the two bustling areas. The bridge most likely will be located along the NE 7th Avenue alignment to best serve the geographic centers of both districts, link to existing and planned bike routes, and reduce conflicts with truck traffic. The nearest existing connections, on NE Grand Avenue and NE 12th Avenue, are substandard for pedestrian/bicycle use and have significant conflicts with freight and automobile traffic.
PBOT will be partnering with organizations including Go Lloyd, the Central Eastside Industrial Council, Oregon Department of Transportation and Union Pacific Railroad to design and construct the bridge successfully. Primary funding for the project comes from Transportation System Development Charges (TSDCs), fees paid by development to mitigate the impact of new users of the transportation system. Other funding includes a commitment from the non-profit Go Lloyd transportation management association. The bridge is estimated to cost between $9 million and $13 million.
Earlier in 2016 PBOT worked with consultants to prepare an alternatives analysis for different bridge types and alignments.
*DISCLAIMER: Content in this report is at a conceptual level. Features included therein, including bridge design, topography and cost estimates, are not precise and are subject to change.
This page will be updated and expanded when the project moves forward.
For questions about this project, contact the interim project manager:
April 25, 2016