Corvallis-Albany Bikeway Project

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Corvallis - Albany Bikeway
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Status Updates

Last Updated: October 30, 2023

10/30/23 - Construction of the Hickory to Rainwater connection is tentatively scheduled for 2025. County has received Community Paths Grant funding for a North Albany Refinement Plan (Rainwater to Scenic) and a Carbon Reduction Program Grant for a refined alignment and preliminary (30%) design from Merloy to Scenic - the balance of the project. Having this preliminary design in hand, the County will competitively look for additional funding for construction. Exciting times!

11/29/21 - Construction of the Pilkington to Merloy connection is tentatively scheduled for sometime in 2024.

08/10/21 - Benton County began formalizing a new public outreach strategy for the project. 

09/29/20 - The County coordinated with the Oregon Department of Transportation on a design of a multi-use path parallel with Highway 20 between Conifer to Merloy and has contracted with David Evans and Associates to provide design services.

10/22/18 - Project placed on hold.

9/8/17 - County sent various letters to various property owners throughout the summer to seek contact information for future discussions

9/8/17 - Engineer preparing preliminary design by end of September

6/12/17 - Phase 3 Kickoff Meeting occurred.

6/6/17 - Board of Commissioners voted 3-0 in favor of moving to and completing Phase 3.

5/16/17 - Consultant Team presented stakeholder committee recommendation to Board of Commissioners. They will vote on this on June 6, 2017.

4/26/17 - Stakeholder Meeting #4 occurred. Recommended rural route to TSP. Recommended Highway 20 route to Phase 3.

4/5/17 - Community Open House occurred.

3/22/17 - Stakeholder Meeting #3 occurred. Narrowed choices to two options plus two hybrids.

3/8/17 - Technical Committee #1 meeting occurred. Recommended two options.

3/1/17 - Project team field visited all 3 options.

2/22/17 - Stakeholder Meeting #2 occurred. Group narrowed routes to 3 options.

1/25/17 - Stakeholder Meeting #1 occurred. Group discussed criteria to evaluate possible bikeway location.

1/3/17 - County Board approves proceeding to Phase 2.

12/14/16 - Route Options Maps added to website

12/12/16 - Community Event at Waldorf School on 12/13/16 from 5:30-7:00.

Late Fall 2016 - Scenario Analysis to begin

7/25/16 - Many interviews have been completed

7/5/16 - A list of questions and interviews has been established. Interviews will begin soon.

6/7/16 - Barney and Worth will be contacting various parties to learn about the possible connection of a bikeway between Corvallis and Albany. This work will begin in early summer and be completed in fall. It will consist of minor research and numerous interviews.

Thank you for your patience as the County continues to move forward.  In the meantime, if you have any questions or comments, please contact Gary Stockhoff via email at Gary.Stockhoff@Co.Benton.OR.US or by phone at 541-766-6821.