Advocate: Outer Powell Safety Project 6/23 (ODOT)

Outer Powell Safety Project Decision Committee meeting

The public is invited to attend the Outer Powell Boulevard Transportation Safety Project’s Decision Committee meeting on Tuesday, June 23, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the David Douglas High School Library, 1001 S.E. 135th Ave., Portland.

The meeting will include updates on community outreach, schedule, design elements and project footprint. There will be a public comment period during the meeting. Food and refreshments will be served at the Decision Committee meeting.

The Decision Committee is comprised of: ODOT Region 1 Manager Rian Windsheimer, Portland Commissioner Steve Novick, FHWA Administrator Phil Ditzler, Metro Councilor Shirley Craddick, TriMet General Manager Neil McFarlane, State Rep. Shemia Fagan, State Rep. Jessica Vega Pederson and the Co-Chairs of the Outer Powell Community Advisory Group, Jennifer Beil and Paul Grosjean. The Decision Committee is charged with making project decisions.

Potential improvements are under study for four miles of U.S. 26, Southeast Powell Boulevard, from Southeast 99th Avenue east to the Portland/Gresham city limits. The improvements under consideration include sidewalks, bike lanes, center turn lanes, medians, pedestrian crossings, street lighting, storm water treatment and improved bus stops. The planning process is expected to be complete in 2016.

Visit for the meeting agenda, more information about the project and to provide online comments.

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