Capital Improvement Plans

Capital Improvement Plans are long-term plans for improving our roads and bridges.

We are responsible for six bridges over the Willamette River. We also maintain about 269 miles of roads. Many of these roads are rural, but some are in urban pockets outside of any city. A few are larger, busier roads in and around Fairview, Troutdale, and Wood Village.

A Capital Improvement Plan identifies what improvements or upgrades are needed on our roads and bridges, and ranks them by priority. With limited transportation funds, this helps us decide which projects to pursue.

We reached out to the public to help create these plans, with public meetings and surveys. We interviewed public agencies and other people and groups that had a stake in the plans. Finally, the plans were presented to the Board of County Commissioners, who voted to adopt them.

Roads Capital Improvement Plan

The Roads Capital Improvement Plan (RCIP) was published in 2020, and covers the period 2020-2024. It looked at all of our roads, over 20 smaller bridges, sidewalks, bike lanes, culverts and other related items. Projects in the plan were ranked by several criteria :

  • Safety
  • Equity
  • Asset Management
  • Mobility
  • Emergency Management and Resiliency
  • Sustainability

Learn more about the top-ranked projects in the RCIP.

Willamette River Bridges Capital Improvement Plan

The Willamette River Bridges Capital Improvement Plan was published in 2015, and covers the period 2015-2034. Projects in the plan fall into a number of categories:

  • Accessibility
  • Driving Surface
  • Electrical and Lighting
  • Mechanical
  • Paint
  • Seismic
  • Structural 

Learn more about the project rankings in the Willamette River Bridges CIP.

Transportation System Plan

The Transportation System Plan (TSP) is the master plan for how the County’s rural transportation system will evolve and develop. It only includes county roads outside of cities. The plan’s primary focus is on enhancing the safety of the transportation system and balancing the needs of agricultural, visitor, residential, bicycle, pedestrian, and freight travel to and from the rural areas.

The TSP was published in 2016, and covers a period of twenty years. The projects in this plan were included in the Roads Capital Improvement Plan, as were projects from TSP's prepared by the cities of Troutdale, Wood Village and Fairview.