170th Avenue/Merlo Road Conceptual Design Plan
The 170th/Merlo corridor is a critical north-south connection between residential neighborhoods, major employment hubs, transit lines, schools and parks. This corridor includes SW 170th Avenue between Baseline Road and Tualatin Valley Highway (TV Highway) and SW Merlo Road between 170th Avenue and Jenkins Road.
However, this corridor is not
currently serving the needs of users, including pedestrians, cyclists, vehicles and people accessing
transit. Sidewalks and bike lanes are missing in many places and traffic
congestion is increasing. The
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Study Process and Timeline
The development of the conceptual design plan took place over eight months, including a detailed analysis of existing conditions; a broader look at surrounding neighborhood context; an evaluation of best practices and innovative designs; and an inclusive public involvement process. This planning project concluded in June 2015.
This project was partially funded by a grant from the Transportation
and Growth Management (TGM) Program, a joint program of the Oregon Department
of Transportation and the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and
Development. TGM grants are financed
through the federal Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21)
program, local government and State of
Have questions or concerns? Contact the project manager, Steve Szigethy, at 503-846-3847, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.