Open House for Cornelius Pass Road Safety Improvements

The public is invited to an open house on Tuesday, April 16 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. to learn about safety improvements that are being considered for Multnomah County’s section of NW Cornelius Pass Road.

The open house will be held at the Skyline Grange at 11275 NW Skyline Blvd., between NW McNamee and NW Newberry Roads.  The event will include a staff presentation at 6 p.m. with time before and after for the public to discuss the project with staff.  The purpose of the meeting is to provide information on the project and gather public input on safety improvements being considered.

The Oregon Legislature allocated $9.5 million for Multnomah County to make improvements to its section of the road between Highway 30 and the county line south of NW Kaiser Road.  Several safety improvements are being studied and the county is seeking public input before improvements are selected for final design. Design will take place in 2013 and 2014. Construction is anticipated in 2014 and 2015.

Options being studied include improvements at:

  • NW Skyline Boulevard intersection (including a roundabout option)
  • NW Sheltered Nook intersection
  • NW Kaiser Road intersection
  • Several curves to improve sight distance
  • Various locations for illumination and guardrail improvements

Several of these improvements were recommended in a recent road safety evaluation.  The evaluation and other project information are available at www.multco.us/roads/cornelius-pass-road-safety-improvements.

The open house will include maps of the study areas and improvements under study.

Multnomah County maintains this section of NW Cornelius Pass Road and 300 miles of roads and bridges.   For information, contact corneliuspass@multco.us or project manager Sandra Prock, P.E., at 503-988-5050 Ext. 29627.