The McLoughlin Boulevard Enhancement Project, Phase 2, has been designed to make safety improvements to the portion of McLoughlin Boulevard between the Clackamas River Bridge and Dunes Drive. Design is complete and includes enhanced bicycle and pedestrian facilities, landscaping, street trees and water quality improvements. The project has an eye on the future development of the area while considering the rich past of Oregon City.
Update November 5, 2013
The project is currently being advertised to bidders 10/18/13 to 11/14/13
The bid opening will take place on 11/14/13
Award and contracts will be signed 11/21/13 to 1/2/14
Construction activity on highway 43 is expected to begin 1/17/14 to 2/27/14
Anticipated project completion early 2015
Update September 27, 2013
An Open House was held on September 25, 2013 at which the project consultant, David Evans and Associates presented information boards and exhibits for the event. If you were unable to attend, information is available for you to view here about the project.
Update September 20, 2013 - The construction contract to complete the work will be let through the ODOT Procurement Office - Construction Contracts Unit. More information is available on their web site.
Bid letting schedules are posted online and the project is identified by ODOT as:
|Name||OR99E: Clackamas River Bridge-Dunes Dr (Oregon City)|
|Range||$2M - $5M|
|Work||Improved management of motor vehicle access, transit stops, bike lanes, ped crossings and sidewalks|
|Project Components||Illumination, signals, signing, structures, paving, grading|
Update on PAWG Meetings:
A citizen-based Project Advisory Working Group (PAWG) has been meeting to review design of the McLoughlin Boulevard Project, Phase 2 project. Minutes/videos for their meetings are available below:
|June 3, 2013||Not yet available||Minutes|
|February 4, 2013||Not yet available||Minutes|
|December 3, 2012||Minutes|
|November 5, 2012||Minutes|
Learn more about the soon-to-be under construction McLoughlin Blvd. Project (Clackamas River to Dunes Drive) which will be going out to bid via the ODOT Procurement Office - Construction Contracts Unit.
The City of Oregon City and ODOT have partnered to implement this project. The firm of David Evans and Associates, Inc.(DEA) is on contract to engineer and design the work and construction bids are expected to be let in the fall of 2013. A citizen-based Project Advisory Working Group held several meetings working in collaboration with the project design team to provide feedback during the design process.
Downtown Oregon City is a high density, pedestrian-rich area, and is designated within Metro’s Region 2040 plan as a Regional Center to provide goods and services supporting nearby populations. However the OR 99E highway corridor separates the city center from its riverfront, and is designed primarily to accommodate motorized vehicles moving through the area. The project seeks to reduce barriers for pedestrians and cyclists while enhancing public infrastructure conditions to support gradual redevelopment over time.
Phase 2 will produce a design for an enhanced McLoughlin Boulevard from the Clackamas River Bridge to Dunes Drive. Principal changes will include improved pedestrian and cycling access along and across the roadway in a manner that is consistent with ODOT highway safety standards and the long-term vision for Downtown Oregon City, the regional center and its waterfront.
State and local long-term plans call for upgrading the highway area to improve multi-modal traffic flow. This project will enhance the multi-modal activity in the area with a boulevard type street design that includes the installation of wider sidewalks, landscape buffer between the sidewalk and the arterial, median landscaping where possible, new lighting, gateway treatment with architectural enhancements, bus-stop amenities (frequent bus corridor), improved bicycle environment, architectural railing replacing chain link fence, improved pedestrian connections to regional trail, regional park, waterfront, and skate park, and sidewalk infill on Dunes Drive while minimizing adverse impacts on through traffic flows.
Oregon City’s McLoughlin Boulevard Enhancement Plan is a guiding local resource for this project design (Adopted May 18, 2005).