Provide input on proposed pedestrian and biking improvement projects

For Immediate Release: Friday, June 04, 2021

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use and Transportation

Pedestrian and biking improvement projectsShare your thoughts on proposed pedestrian and biking improvement projects with the Washington County Urban Road Maintenance District Advisory Committee (URMDAC) through an online open house.

Washington County is allocating $6.5 million in Urban Road Maintenance District (URMD) funding  for construction of sidewalks, pedestrian crossings and bicycle facilities. URMDAC members have developed a 150% Proposed Project List – a list of projects totaling about $9.95 million. Comments received in the online open house will help members trim the list  to by about $3.45 million to fit within the $6.5 million funding allocation.

Comments submitted through the online open house will be accepted through 5 p.m. Friday, July 2. URMDAC members will use comments received to help create a final list of projects to recommend to the Washington County Board of Commissioners for adoption.

Since 2011, 62 Pedestrian and Biking Improvement Projects totaling over $28.7 million from URMD and $4.4 million from other sources have been funded. To be considered, proposed projects must improve pedestrian and/or biking safety and must be located within the URMD. 

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, Public Affairs and Communications Manager