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Intelligent Transportation Systems Open House

Comment through 5 pm, Sunday, June 13

An Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) was first developed for Washington County in 2005, to improve safety and convenience for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. An update to the plan for 2021 includes these goals: Provide equitable access to all transportation options; Reduce congestion and vehicle emissions; and Improve traveler information.

An open house to gather public opinion is open. Visit the “tables” to learn more and submit your comments online.  

Which bike/ped projects are important to you?

Comment period Friday June 4-Friday July 2

Washington County’s Urban Road Maintenance District Advisory Committee (URMDAC) is seeking comments on proposed Pedestrian and Biking Improvement Projects that will be funded during the two-year period from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2024.

Washington County is allocating $6.5 million to build sidewalks, pedestrian crossings, and bicycle facilities. Committee members need your help to trim the “150% Candidate List”—a list of proposed projects totaling about $9.95 million—by about $3.45 million, or about one-third of the list—to fit within the $6.5 million funding allocation. 

Please visit the virtual open house “Tables” on the website. The Completed Pedestrian and Biking Projects Table will provide you with information about URMD and prior Pedestrian and Biking Improvement Projects and links to how to request additional projects for consideration in future years. There are two Proposed Project Tables divided by ZIP code: Table 2 is ZIP codes 97003, 97006, 97223 and 97224. Table 3 is 97007, 97225 and 97229. Each proposed project includes a brief description and a map. There are no projects listed for Cedar Mill, but several in the Bethany area. 

After checking out the projects, visit the Comment Here Table on or after Friday June 4 and before July 2 to comment on as many projects as you wish. 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.

The comment period ends at 5 pm Friday, July 2.