Project Information

  • Location: SW 257th Drive between SW Cherry Park Road/SW Sturges Drive and SE Stark Street
  • Schedule: Construction planned Spring 2024
  • Estimated Cost: $6 million
  • Funding Sources: County Roadway Funds, with $45k in state funds

SW 257th Drive Study Area

Online Survey

Please take our online survey. Your voice is important! 

The survey will give the community the opportunity to review and prioritize proposed transportation safety solutions.  Your feedback will be crucial in helping us make decisions on what safety improvements will be constructed.


Project Description

We will be making safety improvements to SW 257th Drive to make it easier and safer for all users to get around the corridor. SW 257th is one of the most heavily traveled roads in Troutdale and provides an important connection to I-84 and US 26. 

Currently, SW 257th is not a comfortable street for people to walk, ride a bike, or use transit. Heavy traffic from vehicles and large trucks and a high posted speed contribute to safety issues in this corridor. The corridor has sidewalks and bike lanes throughout, but the conditions are not welcoming. The bike lanes and sidewalks are narrow and have no buffer from high-speed traffic. The sidewalks are obstructed by utility poles and vegetation.  

We will repave the road, install new lighting, and build new curb ramps throughout the corridor. In addition, we are considering other ways to improve the street for all, including the following options: 

  • Improving street crossings 
  • Adding new street lighting
  • Other safety improvements, based on community input

The project is mostly funded by the Multnomah County Road Fund. $45,000 will be provided from State Funded Local Projects (SFLP) funds managed by ODOT to construct green bike boxes on SW 257th and SW Sturges Drive.

Outreach Summary

The project wrapped up its first phase of outreach in fall  2022. In October, the project hosted an online survey where the community identified issues people face walking, rolling, driving, biking and conducting freight business along the corridor.

Multnomah County also hosted two walking tours of the project site. The tours were a chance for elected leaders and the community to walk the road with project leaders. The groups got a general overview of the project and provided feedback on areas that need improvement.

People interested in receiving project updates can sign up on the form below.

Timeline 

  • Summer 2022 – Project launch 
  • Fall 2022 – Existing conditions analysis 
  • September-October 2022 – Engagement Opportunity 1: Gather input on safety needs in the corridor and ideas for corridor alternatives 
  • November-December 2022 – Corridor Alternatives Development
  • January 2023 – Engagement Opportunity 2: Review the corridor alternatives and concepts for multimodal  improvements 
  • Spring 2023 – Conceptual design for roadway 
  • Spring 2024 – Construction begins


We are interested in your feedback on this project. Please fill in the form below if you have comments, questions or suggestions.