Corvallis-Albany Bikeway Project Phases
Phase 1 was listening to the community to determine need and support for the project using surveys, stakeholder interviews, and feedback given during a public open house on December 13, 2016. To that end, Barney and Worth, a consultant firm, conducted online and telephone surveys to determine public interest in a path in the general Highway 20 corridor. More information about the surveys and survey results is also available on the website.
Results from the surveys were presented to the public at the open house on December 13, 2016. The contents of that presentation are available here. Comments submitted by attendees of the open house are also available online.
The information collected in phase one was considered by the County Commissioners in their Phase 2 decision. Information was presented to the Board of Commissioners at a work session on December 20, 2016. The contents of that presentation are available here.
The county board authorized staff to proceed to Phase 2 on Jan. 3, 2017.
The goal of Phase 2 was to engage the community in the study and determine if a best conceptual route could be chosen from the identified alternatives.
A conceptual location along Highway 20 starting at Conifer on the east side of the roadway heading northward until Bowers Slough (just past Independence Highway) then under the roadway to the north side of Highway 20 and heading eastbound to Scenic Drive was chosen.
The county board authorized staff to proceed to Phase 3 on June 6, 2017.
The goal of Phase 3 is to perform the preliminary engineering of the selected route. This phase includes engineering, cost estimates, environmental impacts, and citizen and property owner interaction and input.
Construction of the Pilkington to Merloy connection is tentatively scheduled for 2022.