Community members still have time to participate in the French Prairie Bridge Project’s online open house that closes on Sunday, March 12. To learn about the project, watch a video, take a survey and provide feedback on the proposed bike-pedestrian-emergency bridge design project visit www.FrenchPrairieBridgeProject.org.
The Online Open House is an opportunity to for community members and stakeholders to:
Feedback gathered through the online survey will be compiled and help the project team evaluate three different bridge alignments, landing points and to influence the overall bridge design. All survey responses will be cataloged and shared with the project Task Force and Technical Advisory Committee for their consideration as they work to develop bridge evaluation criteria and bridge alignment recommendations.
The goal of the French Prairie Bridge Project, funded by a $1.25 million grant awarded through Metro’s Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program, is to develop preliminary designs for the proposed bicycle/pedestrian/emergency access crossing of the Willamette River. The project, undertaken in partnership with Clackamas County and the Oregon Department of Transportation, seeks to produce a community-supported design and help position the project for future funding that is needed to create a final bridge design and construct the proposed bridge. The current bridge preliminary design project is planned to be complete by next the fall of 2018 when the Wilsonville City Council is expected to consider the proposed bridge design project for potential adoption.
For more information, to sign-up for updates, take the survey and learn about the project, visit www.FrenchPrairieBridgeProject.org, or contact Zachary Weigel, PE, Project Manager at 503 570-1565; firstname.lastname@example.org.