Minor Betterment Committee recommends three projects

For Immediate Release: Thursday, October 23, 2014

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use & Transportation

At its October 22 meeting the Minor Betterment Program Selection Committee recommended three small-scale interim road improvements for funding in fiscal year 2015-2016. The three candidates meet the committee's objectives of addressing safety and connectivity issues, while keeping the total estimated cost within the program's expected $500,000 budget allocation.

Public comments WordleThe candidates selected by the committee are:

  • Pedestrian path on 174th Avenue from Bronson Road to Laidlaw Road (CPO 7)
  • Pedestrian path on 113th Avenue from Valros Lane to 11320 Damascus Street (CPO 1)
  • Pedestrian path on 173rd Avenue from Artesian Street to 171st Avenue (CPO 7)

The committee applied evaluation criteria to over one hundred candidates, then asked the public to review and comment on the top candidates considered for funding. The committee considered nearly 130 written and phoned in comments and petitions, as well as public testimony at its October 22 meeting.

After review by Land Use & Transportation staff, the Minor Betterment projects recommended for funding will be included in the 2015-2016 Annual Road Maintenance Program presented to the Board of Commissioners for approval next June.

Related: MBP Completed and Upcoming Projects

Washington County is committed to planning, building and maintaining a great transportation system, ensuring the safety of all roadway users, and to operating the county roadway system in a cost-effective and environmentally responsible manner.

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Stephen Roberts, Communications Coordinator
503-846-4963
stephen_roberts@co.washington.or.us