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Sandy Boulevard Project

  • Project description

    Sandy Boulevard connects Portland, Gresham and Fairview. The project improvements along Sandy Boulevard will increase safety and access for all users in this regionally significant industrial area by constructing a complete corridor.

    The project will create better entry to commercial sites in this east Portland metro region and improve access to 19 acres of vacant, state-certified industrial land.

    Design and planning take place in 2018; construction is planned for 2019.

    • Project Background
    • Status and Updates
    • Project Documents
    • Contact
    Project Background

    Key design elements

    • Modernized traffic signal at 181st Avenue and Sandy Boulevard 
    • Add a second westbound left-turn lane, from Sandy Boulevard to 181st Avenue
    • New 12-foot wide multi-use path on the north side of Sandy Boulevard, between 185th Drive and 201st Ave., connecting to the Gresham Fairview Trail 
    • New 12-foot wide multi-use path on the south side of Sandy Boulevard, between 18st Avenue and the Boeing entrance 
    • New bike lanes
    • Restriping of existing lanes to provide a five-land major arterial cross section
    • New street trees, rain gardens, planter strips and street lights


    The City of Gresham was awarded $3,644,000 in grant funds for Sandy Boulevard through Metro’s Regional Flexible Fund Allocation.

    The grant funds will construct freight-access improvements, mobility, and multi-modal improvements along Sandy Boulevard from 181st Avenue to 201st Avenue.

    Funding includes a combination of Federal-Aid Surface Transportation Program (STP) funds and Gresham Urban Renewal funds.

    Status and Updates
    • Design and planning take place in 2020.
    • Construction is planned for 2021.

    Project Documents

    Environmental Services, 503-818-2525