In 2009-2011, the Oregon Department of Transportation, City of Gresham, City of Damascus, Clackamas County and Multnomah County worked together to develop an Interchange Area Management Plan (IAMP) for U.S. 26 in the Springwater community. In 2011, both the City of Gresham and the Oregon Transportation Commission approved the IAMP.
The purpose of developing the IAMP was to address existing and future safety needs, improve access to the existing transportation system, and provide for a future transportation network that will efficiently and cost effectively accommodate the planned development in the Springwater area, while preserving the function of U.S. 26.
Preliminary planning and design of an interim project that will make improvements at the U.S. 26 intersections of SE 267th Avenue and SE Stone Road is now under way. More information.