Thank you for visiting the Outer Powell Transportation Safety Project website. We’re glad you’re here. The Oregon Department of Transportation has been working to make Outer Powell Boulevard safer for everyone. Whether we drive, walk, ride a bike or take the bus on Outer Powell, we all want it to be a safe and comfortable experience. The Outer Powell Transportation Safety Project is your opportunity to have a voice in planning the future of four miles of SE Powell Boulevard between I-205 and SE 174th Ave.
We need your input to help answer some questions about the future of this road, such as “Should sidewalks be added for the entire length of Outer Powell Boulevard?” and “Should center turn lanes be added for cars, and if so, where should they go?” Adding things like sidewalks and turn lanes means making Outer Powell Boulevard wider, which affects neighborhoods, businesses and the environment along the road. This new project will involve a lot of people (including you) to help answer these and other important questions.
The current planning effort for the corridor will be complete in 2016. The state Legislature has provided $17 million to design and construct the SE 122nd Avenue to SE 136th Avenue section of Powell. Final design work is expected to begin in spring 2016. Construction is expected in 2019. Additional design and construction phases beyond that depend on additional funding for the project.
We encourage you to look around, add your name to our mailing list, tell us what you think, and come to an upcoming community meeting. Your voice really does matter.