As we noted recently, US DOT Sec. Ray LaHood is making a visit to Portland next week. While here, LaHood will join Mayor Adams, Congressmen Earl Blumenauer, David Wu, Kurt Schrader, and regional transportation bigwigs in the South Waterfront District.
The event will draw attention to the groundbreaking on the $23 million, TIGER Grant funded SW Moody Project. The project will construct a new roadway for SW Moody between SW River Parkway and Gibbs Street. The new road will be elevated 14 feet and include three standard vehicle lanes, dual streetcar tracks, and a 13.5-foot wide, two-way cycle track. The idea behind the project is to support the redevelopment of several adjacent brownfields as well as the completion of light rail and streetcar to the Eastside.
LaHood is no stranger to the South Waterfront District; he joined a similar slate of local leaders at a press event there back in 2009.
Full details of the SW Moody press event here.