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Outer Powell panel to discuss project updates, plans

The Outer Powell Boulevard Transportation Safety Project’s Decision Committee meets Tuesday, March 31, to discuss updated information about the work.

The meeting is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the David Douglas School District boardroom, 1500 S.E. 130th Ave. The meeting will include updates on community outreach, the project purpose and need statement, schedule, safety issues and a confirmation of the project footprint.

Safety improvements are being studied for four miles of Highway 26, Southeast Powell Boulevard, from Southeast 99th Avenue east to the Portland/Gresham city limits. Improvements include sidewalks, bike lanes, center turn lanes, medians, pedestrian crossings, street lighting, storm water treatment and improved bus stops.

The planning process is expected to be complete in 2016.

For more information, check the website, http://www.outerpowellsafety.org.

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