City and ODOT Co-Hosts Transportation Projects Open House Coming Feb 7th
Staff Seeks Community Input on System Needs and Proposed Improvement Efforts
REDMOND, OR – Wednesday, February 7, the City of Redmond and ODOT will host an open house from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., at Redmond City Hall, 411 SW 9th Street.
The joint open house will focus on two transportation initiatives: The US 97 South Redmond Corridor Improvement Project and Transportation System Plan.
Residents, property owners, and businesses are encouraged to attend, meet one-one-one with the project teams and provide feedback to inform future improvements. Through this input, the City of Redmond will identify the best ways to build upon our existing transportation system and make forward looking investments which serve the growing needs of the community.
“Transportation affects everyone, and we are seeking to improve how people move through Redmond,” states Mike Caccavano City Engineer. “Learning how we can make our infrastructure safer, more efficient and suitable for all users will be a primary focus of the open house. We want to hear firsthand what residents experience walking, biking and driving through our community and the areas they feel can be improved.”
The US 97 South Redmond Corridor project team will be gathering input on how to improve access to businesses, beautify the highway, enhance corridor safety, create bike and pedestrian-friendly routes, and develop connectivity between the east and west sides of the corridor. As Redmond continues to grow, updates to Highway 97 south of Highland Avenue to Yew Avenue are necessary to improve safety and mobility, spur economic development and promote corridor vitality while maintaining the community’s unique character. This collaborative effort between ODOT and the City will be guided by the needs of businesses along the corridor to create solutions that benefit the entire community while improving highway safety and operations.