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ODOT starts work on new paths and better bike access near Kenton

Friday, April 10th, 2015
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A new signal to facilitate left turns from southbound Denver Ave to eastbound on Schmeer will allow ODOT to turn the existing access lane into a biking and walking-only path.

A $4 million Oregon Department of Transportation project that will improve bicycle access between Kenton, the Columbia Slough path, Portland International Raceway and other destinations is set to begin on Tuesday April 14th.

The work will take place on a one-mile section of N Denver Ave between Victory Blvd and Argyle St (OR-99W in this location). ODOT says they first identified the need for this project back in 2006 when a study found, “poor sight lines for drivers, deficient turning movements, gaps in the bike and pedestrian paths and poor conditions of Denver Avenue bridge decks and railings.”

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ODOT shares details on big changes coming to Denver Ave near Kenton

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
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ODOT cross-section drawing of what’s coming to N Denver between Victory and Schmeer.

Back in October we shared an early look at the Oregon Department of Transportation’s plans to revamp several paths and roads just north of downtown Kenton. That project, what ODOT calls the OR 99W: N. Victory Boulevard to N. Argyle Street Improvement Project, is now fully designed and is set to begin construction this fall.
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ODOT unveils plans for major changes to Kenton-PIR-Delta Park connection

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013
Detail of ODOT plans for a new bike path
adjacent to Denver Ave.
(ODOT)

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is entering the design phase of a project that will bring major changes to bicycling conditions between the Kenton neighborhood, N Denver Ave, and connections to Schmeer Road and Portland International Raceway (PIR).

On the project website, ODOT says the changes come from issues with traveling in the area that were first identified through a study completed during their I-5 Delta Park Project in 2006. That study, says ODOT, “pointed out multiple safety and operational concerns along the Denver Avenue corridor, including poor sight lines for drivers, deficient turning movements, gaps in bicycle/pedestrian paths, and the poor conditions of the Denver Avenue bridge decks and railings.” ODOT won $2.5 million for the estimated $4 million project through the 2012-2015 Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program. (more…)

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