Public invited to comment on URMD Pedestrian, Biking Improvement candidates

For Immediate Release: Friday, September 08, 2017

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use and Transportation, Operations and Maintenance Division

Public comment on the top Pedestrian and Biking Improvement candidates being considered for funding in FY 2018-19 and FY 2019-20 is being solicited by Washington County's Urban Road Maintenance District Advisory Committee (URMDAC).

Comments will be accepted through Oct. 8. Candidates can be reviewed and comments entered on the interactive map. URMDAC will review comments at its Oct. 18 meeting and then recommend projects to the Washington County Board of Commissioners to be included in Urban Road Maintenance District's FY 2018-19 and FY 2019-20 budgets.

The Urban Road Maintenance District (URMD) funds small-scale pedestrian and biking improvement projects, which include sidewalks, pathways, bike lanes and paved shoulders. Since 2011, 41 URMD Pedestrian and Biking Improvement Projects totaling over $14 million have been funded.

Contact Steve Franks, Urban Roads Services Coordinator, 503-846-7653, for more information.

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

Media Contact:

Melissa De Lyser, Communications Manager