March 26, 2013 Project Update
ODOT and the city of Gresham have decided to stop work on the U.S. 26 Springwater intersection improvement project and redirect the remaining funding to two other priority freight mobility projects in the Gresham area.
This decision was made because the other necessary infrastructure improvements to the Springwater Industrial Area, such as water and sewer, are developing slower than anticipated, which reduced the immediate need for intersection improvements at U.S. 26 and SE 267th Avenue and Stone Road.
The U.S. 26 Springwater intersection improvement project will be put on the shelf for now and any future improvements will need to be considered as part of a Statewide Transportation Improvement Plan (STIP) update process once development of the Springwater Industrial Area is further along.
The remaining $2 million included in the current STIP for the U.S. 26 Springwater intersection improvement project will be redirected to two high priority economic development and freight mobility projects identified in the “East Metro Connections Plan” completed by Metro in 2012 (www.oregonmetro.gov/index.cfm/go/by.web/id=36435
I-84 to U.S. 26 System Management Improvements
$500,000 will be used to improve traffic signal timing along the several north-south routes connecting I-84 and U.S. 26, as well as improving mobility on several local system east-west mobility corridors.
SE Hogan Road Freight Mobility Improvements, SE Division Street to SE Powell Street
$1.5 million of STIP funding will be combined with $1.5 million from the City of Gresham to help improve both east-west and north-south freight mobility in this area by improving key intersections.
The primary goal of both projects is to encourage economic development in the City of Gresham and provide better freight mobility and connectivity.
For more information about these projects, please contact City of Gresham Transportation Planning Manager Katherine Kelly at 503-618-2110 or Katherine.Kelly@greshamoregon.gov