Public invited to comment online on proposed Clackamas County transportation project priorities through June 15

The public is invited to participate in an online open house at to review and comment on proposed transportation project priorities for the next 20 years in unincorporated Clackamas County.

After more than a year of work on the Clackamas County Transportation System Plan (TSP) update, County residents, the TSP Public Advisory Committee and transportation experts identified more than 300 projects for roads, bridges, sidewalks and bikeways that will be needed by 2035 throughout unincorporated Clackamas County.

The objective of these projects is to help residents, business people and tourists travel safely, smoothly and reliably throughout the County.

Since funds will only be available for a small proportion of these projects, each project was evaluated and ranked based on vision, goals, objectives and evaluation criteria set last year by the Public Advisory Committee. On the basis of that evaluation, projects were prioritized into the following tiers:

Tier 1: 20-Year Capital Projects –Those that can reasonably be undertaken within current estimates of available funding (approximately $444 million over 20 years).

Tier 2: Preferred Capital Projects –Additional recommended projects the County hopes to undertake if additional funds become available (approximately $444 million over 20 years).

Tier 3: Long-Term Capital Projects –Almost all other projects identified during this process. Although funds are not expected to be available for these projects during the next 20 years, these projects are still needed to meet the County’s projected transportation demands.

There are also a few projects recommended to be removed from the project list.

Maps and lists of the proposed projects and project priorities are available at the online open house, which is open through June 15. Additional information about the TSP update process is available on the project website at

For more information, contact Transportation Planning Supervisor Karen Buehrig at or 503.742.4683.

Posted May 20th, 2013