We have heard from the community the need to improve traffic at Willamette Drive and Willamette Falls Drive. We have also heard the need for more sidewalks, trails and connectivity throughout West Linn.
Improvements and modifications to streets, sidewalks and trails are a significant part of the project.
This plan takes those needs into careful consideration. Consultants had many ideas, including roundabouts, light signals and the realignment of roads.
One major component is the realignment of the intersection of Willamette Drive and Willamette Falls Drive. The realignment would straighten out the tangle of streets and oddly shaped intersections to a traditional right-angled intersection with four legs, wide crosswalks and a signal that would control traffic movements.
As for trails, the project looked at increasing bike and pedestrian connectivity throughout the study area. The plan connects West Bridge Park trails with a new trail being constructed that will eventually run from Willamette Park to the Arch Bridge.
Find out more by watching Kate Drennan of Nelson-Nygaard (below). Preliminary sketches of this are in the in the July Progress Report Presentation.