Skip sidebar navigation

Cities, counties ask public's input in improving north-south travel east of I-205 via Clackamas to Columbia corridor

July 30, 2020

Local jurisdictions seek the public’s feedback on a project to improve north-south travel east of I-205.

The cities of Gresham and Happy Valley are working with Multnomah County and Clackamas County to improve the route between I-84 and Highway 212. This “Clackamas to Columbia Corridor (C2C)” links together neighborhoods, schools, jobs and businesses along 181st/182nd in Gresham to 172nd and Highway 212 in Clackamas County. 

New investments are needed to complete this travel corridor.

Over the last year, a planning effort has been underway, and these jurisdictions seek your input on priorities through an online open house.

“Improving this route will yield immediate, noticeable benefits for people driving, biking, walking and taking transit through some of the fastest-growing and most underserved communities in the metro area,” said Jay Higgins, Associate Transportation Planner, City of Gresham.

The C2C project coordinates several planned and vetted projects identified in city and county transportation system plans and other relevant plans in the area:

  •  SE 182nd/NE 181st avenues (U.S. 26 to NE Sandy Boulevard): Increases pedestrian crossings, bicycle lane improvements and transit enhancements.
  • SE 172nd–SE 190th avenues (SE Hemrich Road to SE Powell Boulevard): Fills the gap between SE Hemrich Road and SE Cheldelin Road. Improves SE 190th Avenue to five vehicle lanes and replaces the Highland Bridge.
  • SE 172nd Avenue (Highway 212 to SE Hemrich Road): Makes five vehicle lanes continuous and improves the Rock Creek crossing.
  • Sunrise Gateway (SE 122nd–SE 172nd avenues): Continues the region’s critical investment in serving freight and accessing the southern terminus of the C2C Corridor.

The public is encouraged to explore the C2C online open house and give feedback by Aug. 5 on what changes are the most important.