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Trimet Wants Your Input on Proposed Boise & Cora Street Access to McLoughlin & New Bus Stop

December 12th, 2010 · No Comments


The Oregon Department of Transportation is interested in improving the pedestrian and bike connection between the Brooklyn neighborhood and McLoughlin Boulevard. ODOT is considering improving access at one of these locations or possibly both. Click here to download an aerial map showing the general locations of the proposed access improvements. Click here to email ODOT.  We are in the design phase and would like to hear from you as soon as possible. We also plan to schedule a meeting with residents to explain the project and its impacts in the near future.

In conjunction with the recently completed paving and signal upgrade project on McLoughlin Boulevard, TriMet installed a bus stop on southbound McLoughlin Boulevard at the Ross Island Sand & Gravel site. An expected increase in pedestrian and bicyclist use of that bus stop is a factor in improving the Brooklyn connection to the highway.

ODOT has identified two possible locations for improved access: Cora Street and Boise Street. Each of these streets dead-ends at McLoughlin Boulevard, with vegetation at Cora and a slope and vegetation at Boise blocking safe pedestrian and bike access.

Boise Street

Based on funding considerations, pedestrian improvements at Boise would likely include installing stairs and a sidewalk to link the neighborhood to McLoughlin. To clear the way for improved pedestrian access, it’s likely that some small Portuguese Laurels would be removed. (See the aerial graphic for the location of this stairway and sidewalk.)

Cora Street

Based on the relatively flat transition from the neighborhood to the McLoughlin sidewalk at Cora, this location offers a good opportunity to provide access that meets Americans with Disabilities Act standards. Access at Cora would be on the south side of the street in the park. A limited amount of vegetation would be removed. (See the aerial graphic for the location of this stairway and sidewalk.)

ODOT is considering improving access at one of these locations or possibly both. Attached is an aerial map showing the general locations of the proposed access improvements. Resident feedback is very important to us. We are in the design phase and would like to hear from you as soon as possible. We also plan to schedule a meeting with residents to explain the project and its impacts in the near future.

Comments and questions can be directed to me or the project leader, Jeff Moss. Best,

Mike Mason, ODOT Community Affairs Coordinator

503.731.8246 or Michael.W.Mason@odot.state.or.us.

Jeff Moss, ODOT Project Leader

503.731.8482 or Jeffrey.D.Moss@odot.state.or.us

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