Oct. 24 project update:
Construction of a new segment of the Westside Regional Trail is scheduled to begin soon, marking the first step toward completing the trail north of US Highway 26.
A one-mile long, 10-foot wide section will be built, extending from NW Kaiser Rd. to the Rock Creek Regional Trail, along the existing power line corridor. It includes a connection to Hansen Ridge Park, connections to adjacent neighborhoods and improved access to Kaiser Woods Natural Area.
Initial tree and brush cutting and clearing, surveying and delineation of the trail corridor will begin on February 16, continuing through the first week of March. Due to wet weather, no earthwork activities will be performed during this time.
Trail construction will start in late spring or early summer, and is expected to take four to six months. The completed trail segment is scheduled to be open by the end of 2016.
Beginning in mid-February, closures of existing trails between NW Laidlaw Road and the Rock Creek Trail will occur. Signage and alternate routes will be posted at these locations to help guide trail users around the construction area. Closures will be in effect until the new trail is completed and open to the public.
In 2008, THPRD applied to Metro for Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (MTIP) funds to assist in the design and construction of Segment 18.
In 2009, THPRD was awarded $2,399,337 for the project, administered by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). THPRD worked closely with ODOT to select David Evans & Associates (DEA) as the design consultant for the project.
Master planning, design development/engineering and permitting took nearly four years to complete.
THPRD held its first neighborhood meeting for Westside Trail Segment 18 on December 12, 2012. Staff presented the preliminary trail alignment to neighbors and answered questions.
Based on site constraints and neighborhood input Staff and consultants refined the alignment and presented the preferred master plan alignment to the THPRD Board of Directors; it was approved on February 4, 2013.
Final construction plans were completed in summer 2015 and the project was bid in September 2015. Please note that all plans are subject to change.
If you have any questions or comments about this project, please contact Nicole Paulsen in THPRD’S Design & Development Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-629-6305.