The Oregon Department of Transportation has released more details on its planned $9 million repaving and improvement project on Highway 99E through Canby, which is currently in the design phase and planned for construction in 2022 — though the schedule is subject to change.
This project will repave and reconstruct sections of 99E between South Pine Street and Southwest Berg Parkway — essentially from Canby Builders Supply to the Wild Hare Saloon — and make safety and ADA improvements. The estimated cost is $9,061,013.
According to ODOT, the highway will be repaved the entire length of the project for a “safer, smoother ride.” Officials also plan to improve the traffic signals and crosswalks at Elm, Grant and Ivy, as well as other crossing locations that don’t meet safety guidelines.
The Southwest Fourth Avenue intersection near the Clackamas County Fairgrounds will be redesigned and reconstructed for safer access, and the sidewalk will be rebuilt on the south side of 99E between La Conasuper Market and Rite Aid.
Striping will be updated along the highway for narrower and more consistent lanes to encourage slower, safer speeds — which may also allow for bicycle lanes on both sides of 99E between Berg Parkway and South Elm.
Sidewalk curb ramps will be installed at all intersections to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.
Unused railroad tracks that cross 99E will be removed, and those still in use will be realigned to eliminate a hazard that currently exists for two-wheel vehicles.
ODOT also says it will partner with Canby Area Transit on improvements to increase safety and access for transit users as bus shelters are added in the area.
The transportation agency is also collecting feedback from local residents and others who frequent the area. You can take their brief survey here.