The Corvallis-Albany Path Project
For more than a decade, Benton County has sought a way to connect Albany and Corvallis for pedestrians and bicyclists. In early 2015, the County went back to the drawing board after consideration of a path on exclusive farm use land along Highway 20 was abandoned and State grant funds were returned.
At the first Benton County Board of Commissioners meeting of 2017, the commissioners authorized staff to proceed with Phase 2 of a public process that will analyze all possible path locations between North Corvallis and North Albany generally within the Highway 20 corridor.
Phase 3 is moving forward! In 2019, the Board of Commissioners urged staff to coordinate with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) during design of the Highway 20 Safety Projects. The County wants to ensure the path is compatible with ODOT's future improvements.
Corvallis-Albany Path: Conifer to Merloy is the first segment along the chosen alignment that the County is actively moving forward on since this is also a location of a planned safety project on Highway 20. Please follow the link on the project title for more detailed information.