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OR 99E Canby Paving and Improvements

Design Phase

Region 1: Portland metro and Hood River County (Canby, Clackamas)

​​​​​This 1-mile stretch of highway, also known as First Avenue, is a busy corridor where people visit businesses, locals connect to important places like the high school and library, and many travel through to reach homes and work. The project will add features to help everyone get around more safely when driving, biking, walking, taking transit or using mobility devices such as a wheelchair. 



  • Design began in 2019 and continues into 2021.
  • Construction is planned to begin in 2022.



This project will repave and reconstruct sections of Oregon 99E between South Pine Street and Southwest Berg Parkway in Canby and make safety improvements. ​​​


OR 99E | OR 99E in Canby between South Pine Street and Southwest Berg Parkway

Cost and Funding

Project cost: $9,061,013


  • ​​Repave the highway for the entire length of the project for a safer, smoother ride.
  • Improve traffic signals with new detectors and crosswalks at South Elm Street, South Grant Street and South Ivy Street to increase safety for everyone. 
  • Reconstruct several short sections of sidewalk along the corridor, for example on the south side of OR 99E between La Conasuper Market and Rite Aid.
  • Update striping along the highway for consistent lane width to encourage slower, safer speeds on the busy commercial street. 
  • New bicycle lanes on both sides of the highway between Southwest Berg Parkway and South Elm Street.
  • Install sidewalk curb ramps at all intersections to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards and improve access for everyone.
  • Remove the unused railroad tracks and realign the tracks still in use that cross OR 99E diagonally near South Pine Street to eliminate a hazard for people crossing the tracks.
  • Partner with Canby Area Transit on improvements to increase safety and access for transit users as bus shelters are added in the area.

Additional Information

​Frequently Asked Questions

Will you fully repave Oregon 99E?

We will repave the entire section of ​​OR 99E from Berg Parkway to Pine Street. We will excavate and replace several inches of roadbed and pavement, not just patch ruts and potholes.

Will you address traffic s​ignal timing?​ 

We will add new detectors to all traffic signals in the project area to better detect when vehicles are stopped at red lights. This will improve timing and reduce delays on side streets.

The signal timing at Ivy Street, Elm Street and Grant Street is already coordinated. We are evaluating opportunities to include Berg Parkway and Pine Street to better help the flow of traffic.

​Will OR 99E be narrowed?​

The overall paved width of the highway will remain the same. The current striping for travel lanes is inconsistent and wider than the standard 11 feet in many places. Wider travel lanes can contribute to speeding. We will stripe vehicle lanes to the standard 11-foot width for consistency, allowing room in some areas to extend existing bike lanes.

Will it be easier for pedestrians to cross the busy highway?​​

New accessible sidewalk curb ramps at intersections will eliminate the need to step up or down at curbs and improve access for everyone, including people using mobility devices such as wheelchairs, scooters or strollers. 

Many Canby residents requested more time to cross the highway at signalized intersections. We are installing countdown signals that show the number of seconds left to cross. You can continue crossing while the seconds are counting down. Several Canby residents also asked for audible signals to help visually impaired people. Based on this feedback, audible pedestrian signals are now included in this project.  

Will bike lanes be added?

We will add new striped bike lanes between Berg Parkway and Elm Street, as outlined in the City of Canby’s Gateway Plan and Transportation System Plan. The new bike lanes will extend existing bike lanes and provide more connections to bike routes in Canby. 

Some Canby residents expressed safety concerns about bikes and motor vehicles sharing the highway, and some are excited about consistent striping and new connections — whether they travel OR 99E by motor vehicle or bike. 

Will intersections be improved so vehicles don’t drive over the curb when turning right?

Each intersection will have new, accessible curb ramps. Wherever possible, we are designing curb ramps to reduce the likelihood of vehicles driving over them and to allow vehicles as large as full-sized city buses or medium-sized cargo trucks to make turns. At many intersections, the curb ramps will be shifted slightly from their current locations, except for the east side of Elm Street and the southwest corner of Ivy Street, where private property lines and existing signal and power poles would make it too difficult to move the ramps to a new location.

We heard from many people with concerns about truck traffic at Ivy Street, which is not a designated truck route. ODOT will coordinate with the City to review truck route signs along the corridor.

Will fewer people run red lights?​

Prior to construction of this project, another ODOT project in Canby will improve visibility of signals at many intersections along OR 99E. Adding reflective back plates to signal lights has been proven to reduce nighttime crashes, including those caused by red-light running. We will also add upgraded signal heads to make signals more visible even for drivers following large vehicles. Drivers can do their part by avoiding distractions and driving safely.​​

For ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) or Civil Rights Title VI accommodations, translation/interpretation services, or more information call 503-731-4128, TTY 800-735-2900 or Oregon Relay Service 7-1-1. ​

Si desea obtener información sobre este proyecto traducida al español, sírvase llamar al 503-731-4128.

Contacts & Media

Project Contact

Community Affairs Coordinator
Katelyn Jackson

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Last Updated

3/19/2021 12:22 PM

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Project Documents

Related documents to this project
OR 99E Canby Factsheet September 2020.pdfView the project factsheet from September 2020.
OR 99E Canby Hoja de Hechos Septiembre 2020.pdfView this factsheet for more details about this project.
OR 99E Canby What We Heard 2021.pdfA FAQ document based on feedback received in fall 2020.

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