Facility Plan goes to OTC
The Broadway/Weidler Facility Plan, adopted by City Council last month as part of the N/NE Quadrant Plan, will go to the Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC) next month for approval. The plan contains recommendations for safety and operations improvements for the I-5 Broadway/Weidler freeway interchange.
Key elements of the facility plan:
- Adding auxiliary lanes and full-width shoulders (within existing right-of-way) to reduce dangerous traffic weaves and allow disabled vehicles to move out of traffic lanes.
- Rebuilding structures at Broadway, Weidler, Vancouver and Williams and adding a lid over the freeway that will simplify construction, increase development potential and improve the urban environment.
- Moving the I-5 southbound on-ramp to Weidler to improve circulation and safety.
- Improving conditions for pedestrian and bicycle travel by adding new connections over the freeway and safer pedestrian and bicycle facilities in the interchange area
The OTC will consider the plan at its December 19th meeting at the Gail L. Achterman Commission Room, ODOT Building, 355 Capitol St NE, Salem at 9:30 a.m.. There will be a public comment period during the meeting.
Visit the OTC website to view the agenda and additional meeting information. View the packet of materials that will be considered by the OTC here, including the staff report, findings of compliance, facility plan and City Council resolution expressing support for the recommendations. For more information contact Andy Johnson at Andrew.Johnson@odot.state.or.us or 503-731-8356.