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2035 RTP Amendments

Planning and conservation    Regional planning and policy    MPO for the Portland region    Regional Transportation Plan    2035 RTP Amendments

Learn about proposed project list changes to the 2035 Regional Transportation Plan.

Decision-making timeline

  • Feb. 22 to April 8: public comment period
  • April 17: comment report compiled and distributed to advisory committees
  • April 26: Transportation Policy Alternatives Committee recommendation
  • May 2: Metro Council first reading and public hearing
  • May 8: Metro Policy Advisory Committee recommendation
  • May 9: Joint Policy Advisory Committee on Transportation adoption
  • May 16: Metro Council adoption and public hearing

The Regional Transportation Plan establishes a comprehensive policy direction for the regional transportation system and recommends a balanced program of transportation investments to implement that policy direction. The RTP is updated every four years, as required by federal law. In between full updates to the RTP, it may be necessary to amend the plan in response to changing local conditions and newly adopted plans. To be eligible to build a project with federal funds the project must first be amended into the RTP.

From Friday, Feb. 22 to Monday, April 8, Metro held a 45 day public comment period on proposed project list changes for the 2035 RTP. Comments made during this period will be presented to decision makers for consideration before taking action in May. Proposed changes to the RTP project list include projects in Washington County, Hillsboro, Beaverton, Portland, East Multnomah County and Oregon Department of Transportation projects along Interstate 205. Comments were also received on analysis of how these changes may affect regional air quality.

The analysis determined that if all of the proposed projects were built, the region would still meet state and federal air quality requirements. Air quality analysis and full report


Proposed projects

Washington County

Washington County has requested to add the Scholls Ferry Road: Roy Rogers Road to Teal Blvd project to the RTP Financially Constrained list and remove project No. 10547, a proposed 174th/173rd undercrossing of US 26. The Scholls project would add eastbound and westbound through lanes and a continuous center turn lane.
Download the proposed project details for Washington County

City of Beaverton

The City of Beaverton has requested to amend the extent of the Crescent Street multimodal extension project on the RTP Financially Constrained list. The terminus will now be Westgate Drive, instead of Cedar Hills Blvd.
Download the proposed project details for the City of Beaverton

City of Hillsboro

The City of Hillsboro has requested to add six projects to the RTP Financially Constrained list, and remove project No. 10547 a proposed 174th/173rd undercrossing of US 26. The projects to be added include:

  • Gibbs Drive – a new 3-lane street with cycle tracks and sidewalks in the AmberGlen Regional Center
  • 253rd – a new 3-lane street with bike lanes and sidewalks near the US 26/Brookwood Parkway area, recently recommended for funding as part of the Regional Economic Opportunity Fund
  • Road widenings in the US 26/Brookwood Parkway area to support planned Intel expansions, including: Brookwood Parkway (7-lanes with bike lanes and sidewalks); Butler Drive (5-lanes with bike lanes and sidewalks); Cornelius Pass Road (7-lanes with bike lanes and sidewalks); US 26 westbound off-ramp at Cornelius Pas Road (add second lane on westbound off-ramp and third southbound approach lane on Cornelius Pass Road).

Download the proposed project details for the City of Hillsboro

East Metro Connections Plan

East Metro Connections Plan has recommended changes to the RTP project list as well as RTP policy maps in the East Multnomah County area. Project partners (Multnomah County, Gresham, Troutdale, Fairview, Wood Village, ODOT) are requesting several policy changes, such as modifying the RTP policy maps that currently designate the 242nd right-of-way as part of the regional transportation system, moving that designation to the existing 238th/242nd. Additionally, project partners are requesting to add the top priority project, NE 238th Drive: Halsey Street to Glisan Street Freight and Multimodal Improvements, to the RTP Financially Constrained list. To cover the cost of the project, the partners propose to remove two projects from the financially constrained list: East Buttes Loop Trail: From Springwater Trail to Rodlun Road (No. 11074) in Gresham and the Beaver Creek Trail (No. 10409) in Troutdale.
Download the proposed project details for EMCP

Oregon Department of Transportation

The Oregon Department of Transportation has requested amendments to add two projects along I-205 and one project along I-5 to the RTP Financially Constrained list:

  • Extending the existing auxiliary lane on I-205 SB from I-84 EB entrance-ramp to Stark/Washington Street.
  • Extending the existing acceleration-lane on I-205 NB from Powell entrance ramp to match with the existing auxiliary lane from Division Street entrance ramp to Stark/Washington Street exit ramp, and to provide a two lane exit at Stark/Washington.
  • Extend I-5 SB auxiliary lane from Lower Boones Ferry exit-ramp to Lower Boones Ferry entrance-ramp.

To cover the cost of these projects, ODOT has requested to reduce the cost of RTP project No. 10875 (OR 217 Braid: Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway to Allen Blvd).
Download the proposed project details for ODOT

City of Portland

The City of Portland has requested an amendment to add to the RTP financially constrained project list the N. Williams Traffic Safety operations project, (N. Winning Way to N. Killingsworth Street). This project makes pedestrian and bicycle traffic safety and operational improvements, including enhanced crossings, buffered bike lane, traffic calming, a new traffic signal and modifications at existing signals on N. Williams and neighborhood greenway improvements on NE Rodney. To cover the cost of this project, the City proposed to reduce the cost of RTP project No. 11191 (Citywide bicycle boulevards).
Download the proposed project details for the City of Portland

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