Comments welcome on planned statewide highway projects

 

Feb. 27, 2020

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For more information:

Angela Beers Seydel, Public Information Officer, 541-726-2442

Lou Torres, Public Information Officer, 503-986-2880

                                                                                                                                                           

People can comment at meetings or via online open house

 

SALEM— Now is the time to comment on the list of upcoming highway projects that make up the Statewide Transportation Improvement Plan, also known as the STIP. The STIP is the ODOT’s to-do list for capital improvements for state and federally-funded highway projects. The three-year, 2021-2024 draft list is developed by our planners working with local partners, prioritizing the needs of the transportation system.

The Oregon Transportation Commission is accepting public comments on the proposed transportation projects in person and, for the first time, through an online open house. . In Region 2, which includes Clatsop, Tillamook, Columbia, Yamhill, Polk, Marion, Linn, Lincoln, Benton, Lane and western Washington counties, people can comment at four scheduled public meetings:

Albany

Thursday, February 27, 5-7 p.m. Cascades West Area Commission on Transportation meeting Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments 1400 Queen Avenue SE

Springfield Wednesday, March 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Lane Area Commission on Transportation meeting ODOT Office 2080 Laura Street

Tillamook Thursday, March 12, 1-3:30 p.m. Northwest Oregon Area Commission on Transportation meeting Port of Tillamook Bay 4000 Blimp Boulevard

Salem Thursday, April 2, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Mid-Willamette Valley Area Commission on Transportation Mid-Willamette Valley Council of Governments 100 High Street SE, Suite 200

If you can’t attend one of the meetings, this year marks the first time that an online open house is available for you. On the online open house you can read about the proposed projects and submit comments at: http://openhouse.oregondot.org/openhouse/oregon-draft-stip. We also provide the online open house index to allow you to easily search through all active open houses: http://openhouse.oregondot.org/. Use the index and key word search to find projects in your area of interest.

We need your comments! Your feedback helps us answer important questions such as:

  • Will a project impact something that you think we should know about?
  • What projects do you support?
  • Are there projects that concern you? What are those concerns?

The online open house and public commenting period runs from now through Friday, April 10.

 

ODOT

 

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