THPRD began constructing segment 18 of the Westside Regional Trail in summer 2016, marking the first step to completing the north-south trail extension north of US Highway 26.
This new 1-mile trail segment now connects the Rock Creek Trail to Kaiser Road. The trail is constructed almost entirely within a Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) power line corridor, and includes connections to
Hansen Ridge Park and adjacent neighborhoods, as well as improved access to Kaiser Woods Natural Area..
Trail between NW Wendy & NW Lilium - looking north
NW Lilium crossing - looking north
NW Laidlaw crossing - looking south
Trail north of Bronson Creek wetlands - looking north
Trail at Bronson Creek wetlands - looking south
Trail connection to Hansen Ridge Park - looking west
Viewing overlook at Hansen Ridge Park trail connection - looking east
Westside Trail Segment 18 (1-mile) is now complete and open! Recent trail improvements include over 400 feet of raised wooden boardwalks through Bronson Creek wetlands and offer trail users unique opportunities for nature and wildlife viewing. THPRD’s Nature & Trails department now maintains the trail and THPRD’s Park Patrol regularly monitors the trail. Park Patrol can be reached at (971) 246-8370 if neighbors have any safety concerns.
Trail improvements north of 147th Ave to the Rock Creek Trail were completed and opened in winter 2017-18, and trail improvements south of 147th Ave to Kaiser Road and Hansen Ridge Park were completed in May 2019.
We thank our community for their patience as this exciting trail project was completed. A public grand opening event is currently being planned and notice will be posted on this web page in the coming weeks. Check back for more updates!
Applied to Metro for Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (MTIP) funds for design & construction (2008)
Awarded $2,399,337 from Federal Highways Administration, administered by Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) (2009)
Worked with ODOT to select David Evans & Associates (DEA) as design consultant
Stage 2: Public Outreach (2012 - 2013)
Neighborhood Input Meetings (Fall 2012)
THPRD adds community input to Master Plan
Master Plan approved by THPRD Board of Directors (Winter 2013)
Stage 3: Design & Development (2012 - 2016)
Master Planning (2012 - 2013)
Engineering & permitting (2013 - 2016)
Stage 4: Construction (2015 - 2019)
Construction plans completed & construction bidding (Summer 2015)
Trail construction began (Summer 2016) (inclement weather delayed completion in Fall 2016)
Trail construction split into north and south segments to complete north segment first (Fall 2016)
North trail segment completed and opened; north of 147th Ave (Winter 2017)
South trail segment re-designed and permitted to increase boardwalks across Bronson Creek wetlands in response to wet conditions encountered during summer 2016 construction (Fall 2016 - Fall 2017)
South trail segment construction resumed (Summer 2018)
South trail segment completed and opened (Spring 2019)
Westside Trail construction will close sidewalks
October 21, 2016
In order to complete sidewalk and ADA improvements at each of the four trail crossings at public right-of-ways on Westside Trail segment 18, crews will need to close several sidewalks to public access for up to four weeks this fall.