10th Avenue (Baseline to Holladay) - Cornelius
10th Avenue between Baseline Street and Holladay Street (in the city of Cornelius) is currently a narrow two-lane roadway that serves as a link between the recently improved Martin / Cornelius-Schefflin Road Corridor and OR 8 (Baseline and Adair Streets). This section of roadway experiences heavy traffic flow, most of which includes large freight vehicles and farm equipment.
This project will widen 10th Avenue between the railroad crossing, located just south of Baseline Street up to Holladay Street, to coincide with the City of Cornelius’ road design standards. Improvements include one travel lane in each direction with an intermittent center turn lane and curb extensions also known as “bulb outs” (similar to the section of OR 8 recently improved in Cornelius). Additional improvements include the installation of bicycle facilities and sidewalks. The existing stop-controlled railroad crossing on the north end of the project will also be replaced with the standard gated crossing.
These improvements will enhance the flow and safety of freight trucks, farm equipment, vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians.
This is the last remaining unimproved section of Cornelius-Schefflin Road, which was identified as being part of the critical north-south link between Highway 26 (Sunset Highway) and OR 8 (Tualatin Valley Highway) in the 1988 Forest Grove/Cornelius – Sunset Highway Connection Feasibility Study. For more information about this study, click on the Design tab.
This $8 million project is funded through phase 3D of the Major Streets Transportation Improvement Program (MSTIP). The total project cost includes the estimated cost of design, right-of-way and construction and is subject to change.
CPO 12c; Commissioner District 4
Open House - January 22, 2014