Highway 43 Conceptual Design Plan UpdateVirtual Workshop

Existing Conditions

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Highway 43 in West Linn is an arterial street running through West Linn, connecting to Oregon City at the south and Lake Oswego at the north end. The available right-of-way for the corridor varies from 50 feet to 100 feet. The Existing Conditions Stakeholder Briefing contains a summary of existing conditions in the corridor.

Currently, the corridor has one vehicle travel lane in each direction with a center turn lane in some areas. There are sidewalks and bike lanes in parts of the corridor, but many areas lack these facilities, so traveling on foot or by bike is not comfortable. Crossing opportunities are also limited.
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Trimet provides bus service along the corridor, with a park 'n' ride in the Emmanuel Presbyterian Church parking lot next to Cedar Oak Drive.

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During peak hours, traffic congestion causes delays for travelers along the corridor. In addition, there are locations along the corridor that have been identified as high crash areas.

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The current Highway 43 Concept Design Plan has a thorough description of the existing conditions in the corridor, and this was updated with the recent transportation system plan update.

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