1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204
More than 40 neighbors joined PBOT and Bureau of Environmental Services staff for a walking tour on July 30, 2016 to identify opportunities and challenges along SW Capitol Highway.
Providing sidewalks and bike lanes on this segment of SW Capitol Highway has been a community priority for more than 20 years. Starting with the Capitol Highway Plan in 1996 and continuing with the SW Capitol Highway Plan Refinement Report in 2011 and the Capitol Highway Corridor Stormwater Concept Design in 2016, the City has faced challenges in developing a buildable project with limited funding and challenging physical constraints.
Now, with Fixing Our Streets funds available to leverage other funding, the City is able to move forward with a real project. The project will provide continuous sidewalk on the east side of the roadway, bike lanes in both directions, and additional improvements such as pedestrian crossings and stormwater facilities. The project will vastly improve conditions for walking, bicycling and accessing transit along SW Capitol Highway between Garden Home Road and Taylors Ferry Road. This segment, which hosts over 8,000 vehicles per day and TriMet’s #44 bus line, currently has no sidewalks or bike lanes.
Through the end of November 2016, PBOT is seeking public input on the two draft cross section concepts. View them here.
$3,310,000 from Fixing Our Streets
Additional funding from Transportation and Stormwater System Development Charges
Total budget anticipated to be $10-12 million
Please contact the Project Manager with your comments and questions:
Capital Project Manager
Through the end of November 2016, PBOT is seeking public input on these draft cross section concepts.